Defendant faces up to 40 years imprisonment
OAKLAND – LAWFUEL – Legal News Service – United States Attorney Kevin V. Ryan announced that Jzon Edward Buckner pleaded guilty today to two counts of unarmed bank robbery. This guilty plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Mr. Buckner, 31, of Castro Valley, was indicted by a federal Grand Jury on February 23, 2006. He was charged with two counts of unarmed bank robbery. Under the plea agreement, Mr. Buckner pled guilty to all counts.
In pleading guilty, Mr. Buckner admitted to robbing a branch of Citibank, located in San Lorenzo, California, on the morning of December 16, 2005. He approached the bank teller, and handed her a demand note and . As a result, the teller handed Mr. Buckner $1,878. Mr. Buckner also admitted to robbing a branch of Washington Mutual Bank, located in San Lorenzo, California, on the morning of January 11, 2006. He approached the bank teller, and handed her a demand note. As a result, the teller handed Mr. Buckner $1,011.
The sentencing hearing for Mr. Buckner is scheduled for November 3, 2006 before Judge D. Lowell Jensen in Oakland. The maximum statutory penalty for each count in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2113(a) is 20 years of imprisonment and a fine of $250,000, plus restitution. However, any sentence following conviction would be imposed by the court after consideration of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of a sentence, 18 U.S.C. § 3553.
George Bevan, Vineet Gauri, and Merry Jean Chan are the Assistant U.S. Attorneys who prosecuted the case with the assistance of Margaret Glyer, Noble Hughes, and Patty Lau. The prosecution is the result of a six-month investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Case #: CR-06-00115-DLJ
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