Bank Robber Sentenced to 65 Years in Prison

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    Nick Koudis
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    A man who was convicted of holding up two Dallas banks after defending himself in court has been sentenced to 65 years in federal prison.

    U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks says that 48-year-old Benjamin A. Potts was sentenced Friday.

    Potts defended himself during a three-day trial in January. He was convicted of two counts of bank robbery and one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime.

    The jury found Potts guilty of robbing two Dallas banks in January 2010.