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Sacramento Gang Member Sentenced for Bank Robbery



United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that United States District Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. sentenced MICHAEL ANDREW WILLIAMS, 28, of Sacramento, to six years and five months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for bank robbery. He was also ordered to pay restitution.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Sacramento Violent Crimes Task Force, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez, who prosecuted the case, WILLIAMS robbed the U.S. Bank located at 10635 Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento on December 24, 2008. He presented the teller with a demand note, threatening that he had a gun. He then fled the bank on foot with approximately $1,174. On August 3, 2009, when WILLIAMS pleaded guilty, he also admitted that on January 21, 2009 he returned to the same U.S. Bank branch and robbed it a second time, again presenting a similar demand note. He then escaped on foot with approximately $501 in cash. At the time he committed the two bank robberies, WILLIAMS was on supervision by the state of California for battery, drug, and grand theft offenses.

WILLIAMS, who is a “Blood Gang” member, has an extensive criminal history that, as Judge Damrell observed, indicated “a life crime.” At the conclusion of the sentencing hearing, WILLIAMS was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

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