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Tampa man gets 41 years in prison for Pasco bank robberies

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Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 05:36 PM

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A Tampa man is the third person sentenced to federal prison for two bank robberies in Pasco County last year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich last week sentenced Francisco Feliciano to 41 years and two months after he was convicted on two counts of bank robbery, two counts of carrying or brandishing a firearm during the commission of those robberies, and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, the department said.

Feliciano, 41, who faced life in prison, was found guilty by a jury June 21.

According to testimony and evidence at the trial, Feliciano and Steven Trubey on April 1, 2011, tried to rob the First Bank, 21708 State Road 54, in Lutz, with a Glock 9 mm. Tellers saw Feliciano enter and hid from him, according to the court testimony, and he fled the scene without money.

Ten days later, Feliciano, aided by Trubey and Christopher Quinn, robbed the San Antonio Federal Credit Union, 12542 Curley Road.  Feliciano had a pistol and Quinn had a fake bomb, and they stole about $10,766, according to court testimony. They fled in a van driven by Trubey, according to court testimony.

Trubey and Quinn previously pleaded guilty in this case. Quinn was sentenced to 14 years and five months on March 16. Trubey was sentenced to 8 years and five months on June 27.

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