- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced two men who were convicted in a trio of bank robberies in New Orleans and Metairie.

The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1jbbwEi ) 35-year-old Myron Saunders and 24-year-old Lamar Nero, both of New Orleans, were found guilty by a federal jury in July of holdups that occurred in 2011.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced Saunders to 19 years in prison, Nero to 15 years. They will also face five years of supervised release and a $500 fine.

Saunders and Nero were convicted of a robbery and attempted bank robbery that occurred six months apart at a Chase Bank branch. They also were convicted of a November 2011 robbery at the Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com



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