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Lawyer “serial bank robber” is sentenced to more than 3 years in prison

The attorney pleaded guilty to attempting to rob a Coral Gables Citibank.

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The attorney Aaron Honaker, a “serial bank robber“Who was caught in 2020 by the police when he was about to rob a bank branch in Coral Gables, a city near Miami (Florida), was sentenced to three years and three months in jail, the Prosecutor’s Office reported this Thursday.

Honaker, 42, of Miami, received a jail sentence for committing a series of robberies and attempted bank robberies in South Florida (USA), according to a statement.

Both the robberies and the attempted robberies occurred between September and October 2020, said the Department of Justice office for the southeastern district of the state.

Attorney Aaron Honaker, a “serial bank robber.” (Photo: Florida Police)

According to the statement released today, on August 18, Honaker pleaded guilty to attempting to rob a Citibank in Coral Gables on September 30, 2020.

Also, adds the Prosecutor’s Office, the condemned man admitted that days later he robbed the Chase Bank in the city of Aventura, in Miami-Dade County.

On October 5 of that same year, Honaker attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank in Coral Gables.

And five days later he carried out a robbery at a Chase Bank in the same city, where again, after five days, he tried to rob an HSBC bank.

After being arrested on October 22, 2020, the Bank thief had been made with a total of $ 1,850.

The agent who arrested Honaker, whom the FBI called a “serial bank robber“, He found him in possession of a hammer and a note with demands that he was going to use to steal again from a banking agency in the commercial and financial area of ​​Coral Gables.

Honaker admitted to police that he knew that all bank employees he approached during the robberies “were scared as a result of their conduct.”

The defendant also told law enforcement that he carried the hammer with him “to escape any glass barrier that could trigger bank security,” the statement added.

During the process, a sentence of five years in prison was recommended, but Federal District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke eventually sentenced Honaker to 40 months in prison (three years and three months), followed by a four-year term of imprisonment. supervised prison.

This “brilliant lawyer”, as described to local media by colleagues who worked with him, was admitted to the Florida Bar Association on January 31, 2008 after graduating three years prior from Wake Forest University Law School in North Carolina. .

In the social network Linkedin Honaker appears as a graduate of Duke Law School, although a spokesperson for the school indicated that he does not appear in their records even as a student, according to the Miami channel Local 10 reported after the arrest in October 2020.

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