Big law Associate Gets Sentenced After Going on a Bank Robbery Spree
September 21, 2022
A former big law associate, John Smith, was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison after he robbed banks in the Seattle area over the past three months. He was convicted on four counts of armed bank robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery.
When apprehended by police, Smith claimed that he was tired of the long hours at his law firm and wanted to get away from it all (local news report). Luckily, no one was injured during any of the robberies, though two were held up at gunpoint while they were behind the teller counter.
White Collar Crime
Aaron Hilliker is known for going on a bank robbery spree in Florida before he was caught. He stole from four different banks, using the stolen money to fund his drug addiction. And he also robbed Big law enforcement. Now, Hilliker has been sentenced to eight years in prison and ten years of probation after pleading guilty to all charges brought against him.
Aaron is an extremely intelligent man and graduated from Harvard Law School. He had already started his legal career at Hogan Lovells and Kirkland & Ellis before going on his life-altering journey that lead him to where he is now: in prison with his future uncertain.
I feel bad for Mr. Hilleker as I’m sure many of you do too. As bright as he is, it doesn’t take away from what he did, which was wrong and can’t be justified by his Harvard education or anything else that came before he decided to commit multiple felonies. He will never get those years back,
but perhaps time spent in prison will give him time to contemplate how to become a better person. Hopefully, Mr. Hilleker has learned something from all of his mistakes and comes out of prison ready to make an honest living for himself and repay any debts he feels he owes society.
Paul Bradley, 34, had formerly been a Big law associate at one of the top law firms in New York. He wanted out of Big law and so he spent weeks planning for the heist. Bradley researched bank layouts, looked for camera blind spots, and pre-marked potential escape routes as well as communicated with police before his crime spree.
Bradley attempted to withdraw $5 million from one of his bank accounts, but when he was denied because it was over the limit for an account withdrawal request ($1 million), his plot was revealed and thwarted. At a recent sentencing hearing in Manhattan Big lawcourt, U.S.
Having recently received her law degree, Lisa Jones-Quartey thought she had finally reached the top of the corporate ladder. Yet her story quickly changed when, at just 25 years old, she was accused of robbing more than 20 banks across 5 states during one year. After her arrest in 2015,
it seemed that Jones-Quartey’s promising career was over before it had even begun. With such an impressive resume, she had expected to be taken seriously and showered with praise for getting so far in such a short amount of time. Yet as her lawyer began to investigate the allegations against his client,
he found out that Jones-Quartey was just looking for an adrenaline rush after coming from an affluent family who thought they could buy anything they wanted.
In the News
Jared Margolis was sentenced to eight years in prison, according to the D.C. Superior Big law Records system. The Big law sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release and at least a year of home confinement with electronic monitoring.
The U.S. District Judge John Facciolo imposed the sentence after Margolis plead guilty to robbing 13 banks, including PNC and Wells Fargo, in the Washington metropolitan area between March 2011 and July 2012, using a note and BB gun that he had found at his parent’s house while they were away on vacation.
Prosecutors had pushed for ten years imprisonment; as part of his plea agreement he has agreed not to appeal any conviction, sentence, or supervised release period of fewer than 10 years if one is imposed by Judge Facciolo today
Verdict and Sentencing
On Thursday, an Arkansas man was sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for robbing 11 banks across the country over nine months. James B. Dillinger Jr., 27, pleaded guilty in December to robbing 11 different banks between June and November last year – with some banks being robbed twice in that period. It is Big law unclear how much money
he stole as federal authorities estimate $215,000 from the robberies. Dillinger faces at least 23 years and six months before Big law can be considered for parole, but his sentence will likely be longer than that based on what is detailed in the judge’s sentencing memo.
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