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Serial bank robber who took $69K across Northern California sentenced

Original post made on Jan 18, 2020

An Oakland man convicted of committing bank robberies in Palo Alto, Mountain View and others in Northern California -- taking a total $69,002 -- was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 17, 2020, 4:58 PM

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1 person likes this
Posted by Flash
a resident of another community
on Jan 18, 2020 at 5:53 am

So some thefts are still actually illegal; good to know.


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Posted by Jailhouse Rock...Not
a resident of Barron Park
on Jan 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm

> The judge also ordered Makela to pay restitution to the robbed institutions, which included banks and credit unions in the East
Bay, other parts of the Peninsula and towns in or near the Sierra Nevada.

^^^How can he do this if incarcerated? Prison jobs only pay about $.75 an hour.

Plus...his incarceration period will be shortened considerably due to 'time served' in county jail while awaiting arraignment, plea hearing, pre-trial hearing, court hearing and sentencing.

Chances are he had a high bail amount and was remanded to county jail during the pre-sentencing process.

Life in jail is quite unpleasant...the food is lousy & medical attention kept to a minimum.


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