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Gretna man sentenced for Whitney bank robbery

Federal prosecutors: Local bank robber sentenced (source: Flickr) Federal prosecutors: Local bank robber sentenced (source: Flickr)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Lavert Laymon, age 27, of Gretna, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one count Indictment charging him with bank robbery.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey sentenced Laymon to 33 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. Additionally, Laymon was ordered to pay $1,721 in restitution to Whitney Bank.

According to court documents, on March 31, 2016, Laymon committed the robbery of the Whitney Bank branch located at 3740 Elysian Fields.  Laymon pled guilty as charged to the Indictment on June 20, 2016.

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