New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Conspiracy
Nov 19, 2018 07:17PM
● By Staff Writer
On the morning of Wednesday, September 27, 2017, members of the New Orleans Police Department responded to a complaint of an active burglary occurring in uptown New Orleans, Louisiana. Police entered the residence and discovered Baham and his two co-defendants inside of the residence. Law enforcement officers also located a loaded Harrington and Richardson “Pardner” Pump 12 gauge shotgun and a Taurus .38 caliber revolver handgun in the residence, as well as homemade ski masks.
Following his arrest, Baham admitted to law enforcement that he had agreed to rob the Whitney Bank with his co-defendants. Baham agreed to serve as a lookout during the robbery and admitted that the three perpetrators were about to leave the burglarized residence to go rob the bank with a gun when the police arrived.
Conspiracy to commit bank robbery with a firearm carries a maximum sentence of 5 years in the Bureau of Prisons, a $250,000 fine, up to three years of supervised release, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100. The Court will sentence Baham on February 21, 2019.
U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crime Task Force and officers with the New Orleans Police Department’s Second District. Assistant U.S. Attorney Myles Ranier is handling the prosecution.