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Posted on 07/12/2010 1:24:38 PM PDT by Cindy
July 9, 2010
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Three-Time Armed Bank Robber Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison; Deportation Hearing to Follow Prison Term
Dwayne, K. Lewis, 28, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced Friday to 120 months in federal prison on armed bank robbery charges. Lewis pleaded guilty February 1, 2010 to armed bank robberies in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York in which nearly $269,000 was taken. Lewis, a Jamaican national, faces a deportation hearing after completing his prison sentence.
United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced the sentence, which was imposed by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi in U.S. District Court, Providence.
Chief Judge Lisi imposed the sentence after referencing letters by several bank employees describing the emotional impact of the armed holdups. Some of the employees indicated they have been unable to return to work.
At Lewis change of plea hearing in February, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan said the government could prove that Lewis and two other men, all brandishing weapons, went into a Sovereign Bank branch on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston in June 2007 and robbed the bank of $27,254. The three men committed similar armed robberies at a Berkshire Bank in Chicopee, Massachusetts in March 2007, in which they took $26,000, and at a North Fork Bank in Deer Park, New York in July 2007, in which the robbers made off with $215,771. Lewis, 28, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, three counts of armed bank robbery, and one count of attempted bank robbery.
The other defendants, Richard Ducran and Tiashen Johnson, were arrested at the scene of an unsuccessful bank robbery attempt in Holyoke, Massachusetts in May 2008. Lewis was waiting outside the Holyoke bank in a rented car and managed to flee when Ducran and Johnson were arrested while attempting to flee from the bank. In June 2009, agents arrested Lewis in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Investigators linked all three to the Cranston, Chicopee, and Deer Park robberies.
Ducran and Johnson pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts. Ducran was sentenced to eight years in federal prison; Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced in September 2010.
In addition to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Cranston, Chicopee, Holyoke, and Deer Park Police Departments investigated the robberies.
He’s a THREE time bank robbing foreign scumbag, and he’s just NOW getting a deportation hearing?!?! The bleeding heart liberals are killing this Country!
How did he get into our country in the first place. I don’t suppose he swam.
How did he get into our country in the first place. I dont suppose he swam.>>>>>>
My guess is he came here legally then turned to a life of crime when the American Dream didn’t work out too well. The legal immigrants we get these days aren’t too good. Yes some are superior but many are as useless and impoverished as the illegal aliens
The thing is, it is difficult for impecunious Jamaicans to get a visa to come here, unless he arrived on a “diversity” visa. Guess our native bank robbers aren’t diverse enough.
HOLYOKE A getaway car driver who drove away from a botched 2008 bank robbery on Northampton Street, leaving his two partners to be tracked down on foot by police, pleaded guilty Monday in a Providence R.I. courtroom to his part in this and three other bank robberies including a 2007 heist in Chicopee.
Dwayne K. Lewis, 28, of Bridgeport, Conn. pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I. to charges of conspiracy, three counts of bank robbery and one count of attempted bank robbery, according to a statement issued by U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha of Providence. Lewis is scheduled to be sentenced on June 4. He is facing up to 25 years in prison for each bank robbery charge.
Lewis was the driver on May 3, 2008 and was waiting in a rental car outside the Bank of Western Massachusetts branch at 1515 Northampton St., Holyoke when two partners, Richard Ducran and Tiasha Johnson, also of Bridgeport, Conn., went inside to rob it, Neronha said.
They threatened tellers with air pistols but the tellers refused to hand over any money and hit an alarm. Ducran and Johnson left the bank empty handed and found Lewis had already driven off. They were apprehended by Holyoke police within minutes as they tried to flee on foot.
Lewis was arrested in June, 2009.
Investigators were able to link the trio to a March 23, 2007 robbery at Berkshire Bank on Memorial Drive in Chicopee, as well as a June 30, 2007 robbery in Cranston, R.I. and a July 28, 2007 robbery in Deer Park, N.Y.
Johnson and Ducran each previously pleaded guilty to the same charges in U.S. District Court in Springfield and are awaiting sentencing.
I like to think that Dwayne got here on some kind of family re-unification deal. But who knows? And the libs in the media don’t care or look that deep.
Here’s some Dwayne pix...first three photos are Dwayne and his thug friends robbing banks http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&q=%22Dwayne%2C%20K.%20Lewis%22&rlz=1B3GGLL_enUS358US358&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi