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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Kansas City man charged in Leavenworth bank robberies

  • A Kansas City, Mo., man has been charged in federal court for allegedly robbing five banks including two in Leavenworth, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

     


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  • A Kansas City, Mo., man has been charged in federal court for allegedly robbing five banks including two in Leavenworth, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.
    Charles E. Shaw, 54, is charged with five counts of bank robbery, two counts of brandishing a firearm during robberies and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, according to the release from the office of Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for Kansas.
    He is charged in a grand jury indictment that was returned Thursday in Kansas City, Kan.
    The indictment alleges Shaw robbed the Main Street Credit Union, 1609 S. Fourth St.,  Nov. 24, 2010, and Citizens National Bank, 601 Delaware St., Feb. 14, 2011.
    The indictment also alleges he robbed a bank Oct. 19, 2010, in Topeka and a credit union in Topeka on Oct. 30, It alleges he attempted to again rob the credit union in Topeka Feb. 9.
    Shaw initially was charged in U.S. District Court in February with the attempted robbery at the Topeka credit union, and those charges are included in the new indictment, according to the release.
    If convicted, Shaw faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of three bank robbery counts, and a maximum penalty of 25 years and a fine up to $250,00 on each of the other two bank robbery counts; a penalty of not less than seven years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on each charge of brandishing a gun during a robbery; a penalty of not less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence; and a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than life on the charge of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence after a felony conviction.
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