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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

San Antonio Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Robbing Banks

In San Antonio this morning, 45-year-old Joseph Krist was sentenced to more than 41 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a combined $17,833 restitution for two bank robberies announced United States Attorney Richard L. Durbin, Jr. and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.

On December 9, 2015, a federal jury convicted Krist of two counts of bank robbery by force or violence. Jurors found that Krist was responsible for the robberies of the Lone Star National Bank in San Antonio on November 23, 2012, and the Lone Star Capital Bank of San Antonio on January 7, 2013. Evidence presented during trial revealed that Krist stole approximately $9,645 from the Lone Star National Bank and approximately $8,188 from the Lone Star Capital Bank. Jurors also found that Krist used a firearm to assault a bank employee during the Lone Star Capital Bank robbery.

Finding Krist to be a danger to the community and a violent individual, United States District Judge Fred Biery sentenced Krist to 240 months in federal prison for the Lone Star National Bank robbery plus 262 months in federal prison for the Lone Star Capital Bank robbery. Judge Biery also ordered that those prison terms would run consecutive to each other and to a 30–year federal prison sentence Krist is currently serving for robbing a Corpus Christi bank in 2013.

On February 12, 2016, Judge Biery sentenced Krist’s co-defendant, 48-year-old Rebecca Marie Brown of San Antonio, to five years in federal prison and ordered her to pay $8,188 restitution, joint and severally with Krist, for her role in the Lone Star Capital Bank robbery.

This case was investigated by FBI and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Bettina Richardson and Charlie Strauss.

Violent Crime
Updated March 14, 2017