DENVER – 23 August – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Bill Leone, U…

DENVER – 23 August – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Bill Leone, United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, and Richard C. Powers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Denver Office, announced that TYLER HAMILTON, age 43, pled guilty today to bank robbery charges before U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. HAMILTON is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Daniel on November 7, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.

HAMILTON was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on April 18, 2005 on six counts of bank robbery. HAMILTON, also known to authorities prior to his capture as the “Mr. Magoo Bandit,” was arrested by the FBI on March 26, 2005 in Summit County.

According to the plea agreement, HAMILTON pled guilty to committing six (6) bank robberies, and has agreed to pay restitution totaling $12,168 to those banks. He has also agreed to be liable for restitution in seventeen (17) additional uncharged bank robberies.

HAMILTON pled guilty to the following six bank robberies:
* January 27, 2005 robbery of Commercial Federal Bank, located at 2050 South Downing Street, in Denver, where $1,008.00 was taken.
* February 11, 2005 robbery of Columbine Federal Credit Union, located at 2305 East Arapahoe Road, in Centennial, where $1,711.00 was taken.
* February 22, 2005 robbery of First Bank, located at 17171 South Golden Road, in Golden, where $4,264.00 was taken.
* March 3, 2005 robbery of Colorado State Bank, located at 5910 South University Boulevard, in Greenwood Village, where $1,925.00 was taken.
* March 17, 2005 robbery of Compass Bank, located at 19590 East Mainstreet, in Parker, where $1,560.00 was taken.
* March 21, 2005 robbery of Wells Fargo Bank, located at 8500 West Bowles Avenue, in Unincorporated Jefferson County, where $1,700.00 was taken.

HAMILTON agreed to be liable for restitution for seventeen other bank robberies, with restitution totaling $34,509.

This case was investigated by the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dave Conner.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine for each of the six counts of bank robbery. The defendant also faces a restitution order to various victim banks.

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