New Orleanian Sentenced for Nine Robberies in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama
Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHRISTOPHER SIMMS, age 32, of New Orleans, was sentenced last week after previously pleading guilty to a nine-count superseding Bill of Information for bank robbery and armed robbery and a one-count Indictment for bank robbery.
U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced SIMMS to 221 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $1,000.
According to the court documents, SIMMS robbed nine establishments between January 12, 2016 and February 8, 2016. SIMMS’s robberies included three McDonald’s Restaurant locations in New Orleans; a McDonald’s Restaurant in Kenner; a Dollar General store in Metairie; an Iberia Bank in Metairie; a Compass Bank in Mobile, Alabama; and a convenience store in Silver Creek Mississippi. SIMMS pled guilty to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery, two counts of bank robbery, and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Orleans Police Department, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Lawrence County, Mississippi Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Maria M. Carboni was in charge of the prosecution.