BEAUMONT, Texas – A 44-year-old Galveston, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.
Brett Maurice Disiere pleaded guilty on Dec. 11, 2013 to bank robbery and was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.
According to information presented in court, on May 13, 2013, Disiere entered the Wells Fargo Bank located in the 4400 block of Dowlen Road in Beaumont, Texas, and presented the teller with a note demanding money while brandishing a knife. Disiere fled the bank with $5,500.
He was identified from video surveillance camera photographs by tipsters after the robbery. Disiere admitted to robbing the bank after he was arrested in Conroe, Texas on May 21, 2015 just after the robbery of another bank there. Disiere was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 23, 2013.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.