- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to a slew of bank robberies between June 2014 and June 2015.

Prosecutors say 40-year-old Luis Castaneda of Bound Brook pleaded guilty on Monday to six counts of bank robbery and a count of brandishing a firearm in one of the robberies.

He faces up to 20 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine for each bank robbery count at his February sentencing.

Officials say the robberies took place at banks in Somerville, Manville, Middlesex, Readington and Franklin Township.

Authorities say Castaneda also tried to rob a bank in Piscataway (pihs-KAT’-uh-way).

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