NEWARK—A Jersey City, New Jersey man was sentenced today to 151 months in prison for robbing the Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union in Jersey City in November 2010, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Stanley P. Powell, 42, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of bank robbery. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On November 23, 2010, Powell entered the Liberty Savings Federal Credit Union in Jersey City wearing dark clothing, including a dark, hooded vest bearing a large hood-to-waist-length print of a human skeleton. Powell began yelling and cursing at the teller as he demanded money. Two bank tellers put money on the counter. Powell stuffed the money into a bag and fled the bank on foot until he reached the home of a relative in Jersey City. Powell stood on the front porch of the relative’s residence and began transferring the money from his bag into his pants pockets when he was approached by members of the Jersey City Police Department. Upon seeing law enforcement, Powell attempted to flee but was apprehended.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Martini sentenced Powell to three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward in Newark; officers of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Chief Thomas J. Comey; and the New Jersey Transit Police, under the direction of Chief Christopher Trucillo, with the investigation leading to today’s sentence.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane H. Yoon of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.