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Oklahoma City Bank Robber Sentenced to Serve 151 Months in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – Michael William Allen, 40, of Midwest City, has been sentenced to 151 months in prison for bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

On July 3, 2018, a federal grand jury charged Allen with robbing a Bank of Oklahoma branch located at 2601 N. Meridian in Oklahoma City on May 2, 2018.  On that day, Allen entered the branch and handed the bank teller a note which stated, "Give me everything in both drawers, No dye money or devices or I will shoot, Don’t push button until after I leave, Now."

At the time he robbed the bank, Allen was on federal supervised release after serving the term of imprisonment for his previous federal conviction for bank robbery of the same Bank of Oklahoma branch located at 2601 N. Meridian in 2011.  Based on his new crime, the government filed a petition to revoke Allen’s term of supervised release.

On November 4, 2019, Allen entered a plea of guilty to robbing the Bank of Oklahoma branch.

This afternoon, Senior U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton sentenced Allen to serve 151 months in prison for the bank robbery and 24 months for the revocation, both to run concurrently.  After his prison term, Allen will serve three years on supervised release.  Judge Heaton also ordered Allen to pay $500 in restitution to the Bank of Oklahoma. 

This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica L. Cárdenas prosecuted the case.

Updated February 11, 2020