- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from an Australian man who says he robbed a Jackson bank so he could give money to the homeless.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the bank robbery conviction of Corey Donaldson. A judge in Wyoming last summer sentenced him to 70 months in prison.

Donaldson represented himself at trial last year and likened himself to Robin Hood. He said he was justified in taking over $140,000 from the U.S. Bank in Jackson in late 2012 because he used much of the cash to save the lives of homeless people.

Law enforcement arrested Donaldson in Utah soon after the robbery. Officers recovered more than $30,000 from him and in a room he had rented in an upscale hotel.

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