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Augusta man sentenced to 25 years for armed robberies

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 5:16 PM
Last updated 7:52 PM
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An Augusta man who took part in a series of armed robberies was sentenced Wednesday to serve 25 years in prison and ordered to repay the $471,852 he stole.

Andrew C. Walker, 32, will serve the federal prison sentence without the possibility of parole. Walker was the third member of a four-man crew that robbed several businesses at gunpoint beginning in November 2008.

Oscar M. Bwanali, 26, of Atlanta, Joey L. Greene Jr., 28, of Charlotte, N.C., and Davon M. Saxton, 26, of Augusta have also entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court in Augusta. Bwanali was sentenced to 240 months in prison and Greene was sentenced to 71 months. Saxton is to be sentenced Jan. 22.

Walker, according to the indictment, participated in: the Aug. 1, 2009, armed robbery of Chili’s Restaurant in Augusta; the Sept. 3, 2009, armed robbery of the Check Exchange in Augusta; the Dec. 9, 2009, armed robbery of Check Cashing in Grovetown; and the Aug. 9, 2011, armed robbery of a Loomis armored car driver in Columbia County. Saxton and Bwanali were accused of the Feb. 1, 2010, attempted robbery of Ruby Tuesdays in Augusta. There was also a Sept. 14, 2010, robbery of an Atlanta check cashing service.

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OpenCurtain 01/16/13 - 09:17 pm
The sentence is screwy as it reads???

The Sentence:
25 years in Federal prison without the possibility of parole and ordered to repay the $471,852 he stole.

Please explain how he is going to earn almost 1/2 Million in Prison over the next 25 years?

myfather15 01/17/13 - 09:10 pm
Of course, he isn't expected

Of course, he isn't expected to pay the fines while in prison. He will start paying the payments upon release, and of course won't pay them, then be held in contempt of court. The ONLY positive aspect of this is that IF he were to inherit money from family or win money in the lottery, he would be required to pay this fine. Basically, all this will end up being is a garnishment against his credit, therefore if the comes into some money, he will be forced to pay the money.

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