Bronx Bank Robberer Pleads Quilty

Published on January 22, 2010, 7:42 pm
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Ronald Atkinson pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to robbing banks in New York and Las Vegas.

According to the Information to which Atkinson pleaded guilty, documents previously filed in this case, and statements made during the guilty plea proceeding in federal court, in March 2009, Atkinson robbed six banks in New York City and Las Vegas, Nevada, where the defendant was apprehended on June 17, 2009. After robbing four banks in New York, Atkinson traveled to Las Vegas, where he robbed two additional banks before being caught by local police.

Atkinson, 36, of Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty to six counts of bank robbery. On each charge, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum potential fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense. He will be sentenced on May 21.

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