[StBernard] NEW ORLEANS WOMAN SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT BANK ROBBERY
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Thu Feb 21 18:19:19 EST 2008
NEW ORLEANS WOMAN SENTENCED TO 21 MONTHS IN FEDERAL
PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT BANK ROBBERY
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -MELISSA METLZER, age (23) a resident of New Orleans,
Louisiana, was sentenced by U. S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance to
twenty-one (21) months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Commit Bank Robbery,
announced U. S Attorney Jim Letten. In addition to the term of imprisonment,
Judge Vance imposed three (3) years of supervised release following the term
of imprisonment. During the three year term, the defendant will be under
federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should she
violate any terms of his supervised release.
On November 7, 2007, MELISSA METLZER entered a guilty plea before Judge
Vance admitting to conspiring with others to rob the Iberia Bank in Metairie
on November 28, 2006.
After sentencing, MELISSA METLZER was remanded to the custody of the United
States Marshal's Service to begin her term of imprisonment with the Federal
Bureau of Prisons.
METZLER'S co-defendants Thomas William Harper and Todd Exum Gower previously
pled guilty. On August 17, 2007, Gower was sentenced to sixty (60) months in
federal prison. Harper is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Vance on March
5, 2008 at 9:30 A.M.
This investigation was handled by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of
Investigations. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney,
Abe McGull of the Violent Crime Unit.
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