Robbery ring leader sentenced to jail-time

August 6, 2015 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced on Tuesday, August 4 that Henry James was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to seven years and one month in prison for leading a robbery crew that committed a string of armed robberies in Brooklyn and the Bronx in 2013.

Since September, 2013, James and 10 other defendants have been charged for their respective roles.

“Henry James, a convicted murderer, led a violent and ruthless armed robbery crew that terrorized hard working employees at various stores in the Bronx and Brooklyn,” said Bharara. “For his crime spree of over two dozen armed robberies, James has now been convicted and sentenced.”

Between July and October 2013, the 11-member group – led and organized by James – committed more than two dozen armed robberies, all following the same “simple but violent pattern,” according to Bharara’s office.

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