SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Two upstate men have been sentenced to three years in
federal prison for a string of bank robberies in New York and Massachusetts
earlier this year.
The Observer-Dispatch of Utica reports that 22-year-old Nicholas Ferrone
of Utica and Zachariah Edwards of Frankfort were sentenced Tuesday in federal
court in Syracuse.
Both men pleaded guilty in May to robbing multiple banks from January
through March, netting them more than $24,000. The robberies occurred in the
Syracuse and Albany areas and in Chicopee, Mass.
Both men faced up to five years in prison, but their attorneys say the judge
imposed a lesser sentenced because Ferrone and Edwards have participated in drug
and alcohol rehabilitation programs to treat the addictions that fueled their
Both men have been ordered to pay back the stolen money.
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