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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Man who Robbed Bank in Stanton of Approximately $200,000 Sentenced to Federal Prison

This week a federal judge sentenced 59-year-old Jose Cruz Iglesias of Midland to 78 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for stealing approximately $200,000 from the Community National Bank in Stanton, TX, on December 23, 2016, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and F.B.I. Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie, Jr., El Paso Division.   

During sentencing on Monday in Midland, U.S. District Judge David Counts also ordered Iglesias to pay $197,883 restitution to the bank.   

On September 17, 2018, Iglesias pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery.  Iglesias admittedly robbed bank tellers while brandishing a revolver.   Iglesias has remained in federal custody since being arrested by F.B.I. agents in Odessa on June 22, 2018.

The F.B.I., together with the Stanton and Midland Police Departments, investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys William F. Lewis prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

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Violent Crime
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Updated November 7, 2018