New Orleans man pleads guilty to armed bank robbery and Hobbs Law robbery | USAO-EDLA


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that, on October 25, 2022, DEVIN CHANEY (CHANEY), 32, agreed to plead guilty to one count of armed bank robbery contrary to United States Code Title 18, Sections 2113(a) and (d) (Count 9); and one count of Hobbs Act Robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951(a) (Count 3). By pleading guilty to armed robbery, the accused faces a maximum penalty of twenty-five (25) years of imprisonment; a probation period of up to five (5) years; a fine of up to $250,000.00; and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. By pleading guilty to the Hobbs Act Robbery, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of twenty (20) years imprisonment; a period of probation of up to three (3) years; a fine of up to $250,000.00; and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. In exchange for pleading guilty, the government agreed to fire the other counts in the superseding indictment.

As part of his advocacy, CHANEY admitted that on Christmas Eve 2021, he walked into Capital One Bank located on Carondelet St. in New Orleans. He presented a demand note to a cashier and received some money, but was disappointed with the amount. CHANEY then approached a second teller, pointed a gun at the teller, and received additional cash before leaving the bank. In total, CHANEY robbed Capital One of approximately $2,506.00. Additionally, on December 12, 2021, CHANEY walked into the Subway sandwich shop on North Broad Street in New Orleans, pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded the cash in the register. The cashier handed over approximately $600.00 to CHANEY.

Sentencing in this case is scheduled for February 21, 2023, before U.S. District Judge Greg G. Guidry.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for all. . On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a Violent Crime Reduction Strategy strengthening the NSP based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community organizations that help prevent violence, establishing targeted and strategic strategies implementation priorities and measurement of results.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the New Orleans Police Department in investigating the case. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Brandon Long and Charles Strauss.

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