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Bank Robber Gets Over 117 Years For Stickups that Included Death of FBI Agent

Slain Agent Barry Lee Bush/fbi photo [1]
Slain Agent Barry Lee Bush/fbi photo

Unfortunately the sentence can’t bring back FBI agent Barry Lee Bush. But it does amount to a life sentence.

By Carmine DeMarco
Bergen NOW
TRENTON, NJ – The leader of a bank robbery gang whose spree included an attempted robbery during which an FBI Special Agent was tragically killed was sentenced today (Monday) to more than 117 years in federal prison, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced.

U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson sentenced Francisco Herrera-Genao, 24, of New Brunswick to the mandatory minimum of 110 years in prison for convictions related to the carrying and, in three instances, firing of a weapon during the robberies.

Judge Thompson also sentenced him to a consecutive 87-month term for conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery and for four robberies and the attempted robbery during which Special Agent Barry Lee Bush was accidentally killed.

There is no parole in the federal system. Consequently, Herrera-Genao’s sentence is in effect a life sentence.

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