A Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced to 95 years in federal prison for robbing financial institutions in Leavenworth and Topeka, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Charles E. Shaw, 55, was convicted in a jury trial in November of robbing Main Street Credit Union, 1609 S. Fourth St. in Leavenworth, Nov. 24, 2010, and brandishing a firearm during the robbery. He also was convicted of robbing Citizens National Bank, 601 Delaware St. in Leavenworth, Feb. 14, 2011, according to a release from the office of Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for Kansas.
The jury also convicted Shaw of robbing a credit union in Topeka Dec. 30, 2011, and brandishing a firearm during the robbery. And he was convicted of attempting to rob the same Topeka credit union Feb. 9, 2012 and carrying a firearm during the attempted robbery and carrying a firearm after a felony conviction.
During sentencing, prosecutors noted that Shaw had five prior convictions for armed robbery dating back to 1983.
The judge also ordered Shaw to pay $54,052 in restitution, according to the release.
Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department, the Leavenworth Police Department, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead for their work on the case.