DOJ: Armed robber pleads guilty in federal court to 3 Madison bank robberies

DOJ: Armed robber pleads guilty in federal court to 3 Madison bank robberies
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A Florida man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges in three armed bank robberies, officials said.

Christian Dejesus Rodriguez, 19, of Seminole County, Florida, pleaded guilty to robbing three Madison businesses, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.

At the plea hearing, Rodriguez admitted to robbing the Mobil Gas Station on Cottage Grove Road on Dec. 6, the 7-Eleven on the Beltline on Dec. 13 and the BP Gas Station on Pflaum Road on Dec. 18, officials said. He brandished a firearm during all three robberies, but part of the plea agreement is that two of the brandishing charges will be dismissed at sentencing.

Rodriguez faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each robbery charge. He also faces a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years on the charge of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, according to the news release.

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