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El Paso man sentenced to 15 years in prison for Abilene bank robbery

Published On: Jun 13 2013 12:54:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 13 2013 02:03:25 PM CDT
Frank Esparza, Sr.
ABILENE, Texas -

An El Paso man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison Wednesday for a September 2012 bank robbery.

Frank Esparza Sr., 40, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of carrying a firearm during a crime of violence in January 2013. He was arrested in October for robbing First Bank Texas employees at gunpoint.

Esparza’s son, Frank Esparza Jr., and a juvenile were also charged for their alleged role in the robbery.

Esparza Sr. was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison in a federal courtroom in Abilene.