Man Pleads Guilty to Holdups at Dallas Insurance Firms

June 26, 2014

A Dallas man has pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of workers at two insurance businesses.

Prosecutors in Dallas say 31-year-old Michael Cleveland could get more than 70 years in federal prison for last September’s holdups.

Cleveland pleaded guilty to two counts of interference with commerce by robbery and two counts of possessing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Cleveland was suspected of more than a dozen robberies. The Dallas Morning News reported that Cleveland’s robbing spree began in July 2013 and mostly targeted insurance agencies. He was arrest last October for an alleged traffic violation. The SUV he was driving matched a vehicle captured in surveillance video from some insurance business holdups.

Cleveland faces a maximum 20 years in prison for each robbery conviction. One firearm conviction carries a possible seven-year prison term, while the second count has a penalty of up to 25 years behind bars.

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Dallas Man Charged With Insurance Agency Robberies

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  • June 27, 2014 at 2:49 pm
    txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
    Come on now farmerjohn, he probably stole that election fair and square.
  • June 26, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    farmerjohn says:
    I mean, he lives in Texas how smart could he be? They keep electing the the second dumbest governor ever, although he probably has priors so he couldn't vote.
  • June 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm
    Agent says:
    How stupid is this guy? He could have robbed a store and got more than the typical insurance agency which doesn't have much cash on hand. I suppose if he robbed each individ... read more
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