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Urbandale Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DES MOINES, IA – On October 29, 2015, Hassam Fayiz Abusharkh, age 36, of Urbandale, Iowa, appeared in federal court before Senior United States District Judge Robert W. Pratt and was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Abusharkh previously pleaded guilty to the offense, admitting that he robbed the Farmers and Merchants State Bank in St. Charles, Iowa, on March 25, 2015. Abusharkh will be required to serve a five-year period of supervised release after his release from prison and also was ordered to pay restitution.

This case was investigated by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated February 4, 2016