DENVER – 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 LOUIS ARCHULETA, age 44, of Denver, Colorado, has pled guilty today to three counts of bank robbery before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lewis T. Babcock. ARCHULETA was labeled the “Itty Bitty Bomb Bandit” because he left fake bombs at the scenes of the banks that he robbed. Chief Judge Babcock is scheduled to sentence ARCHULETA on October 27, 2005 at 8:00 a.m.
ARCHULETA was arrested by the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force on May 19, 2005. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on June 8, 2005.
ARCHULETA faces up to 20 years in federal prison, and/or a $250,000 fine for each of the three counts of bank robbery. He is also responsible for paying restitution to the banks he robbed, totaling $23,318.89.
This case was investigated by the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force.