COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA—On January 16, 2013, William Martin Fiorito, Jr., a 45-year-old resident of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Judge John Jarvey to 65 months’ imprisonment for bank robbery. Judge Jarvey also ordered Fiorito to serve a three-year term of supervised release following incarceration. The defendant pled guilty on October 4, 2012, admitting to the commission of bank robbery by entering Peoples National Bank located at 333 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa, on October 11, 2011, where he produced a note demanding money and advising he had a firearm. The teller at the time of the robbery observed what appeared to be the grips of a handgun protruding from the top of Fiorito’s waistband, and the teller provided money to Fiorito as demanded. Fiorito left the bank and entered a second Peoples National Bank located at 1600 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa, a few minutes later. Fiorito again demanded money, but left the second bank without obtaining any money.
The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs, Iowa Police Department; Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office; Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.