Pott County man sentenced to a little over 5 years in prison for bank robbery


January 16th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa reports a Pottawattamie County Man was sentenced today (Wednesday) to a little more than five-years in prison for bank robbery. In addition to the 65 month sentence, Judge John Jarvey also ordered 45-year old William Martin Fiorito, Jr., to serve a three year term of supervised release following incarceration.  Fiorito, Jr. pled guilty on October 4th, 2012, robbing the Peoples National Bank located at 333 West Broadway in Council Bluffs, on October 11th, 2011. During the incident, the man produced a note demanding money and advised 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 him as demanded. Fiorito left the bank and entered a second Peoples National Bank located at 1600 West Broadway in Council Bluffs a few minutes later, where he again demanded money. His second attempt however failed.

The investigation into his activities was conducted by the Council Bluffs 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.