Leronald Loper sentenced for attempted robbery of the Job Corps

5:23 PM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) - A St. Louis man has been sentenced for attempting to rob the Job Corps.

Leronald Loper was sentenced to 210 months in prison for planning the robbery and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Loper was an employee of the Job Corps and knew that an armored car would be delivering more than $50,000 on the morning of December 14, 2011.

Court documents state police officers received information that 65-year-old Loper and others were planning would-be robbers to rob the facility.

On the afternoon of December 13, 2011 Loper met with an undercover ATF agent posing as the leader of the robbery crew and told the agent the date, time, and location of the delivery.

Loper told the undercover agent the robbery needed to happen immediately after the delivery, before it was disbursed. The money was going to be split evenly among everyone involved.

In July Loper pleaded guilty to one felony count of interfering with commerce by threat or violence and one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The Job Corps is a free education and career technical training program that is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. It helps people between the ages of 16 and 24 improve their lives.


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