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Portland Man Sentenced to 114 Months for Armed Bank Robbery
Portland, Ore.—Mahmoud Ibrahim Gilani, 32, of Portland, was sentenced today to 114 months in federal prison for an armed bank robbery that occurred in Portland on June 5, 2007. U.S. District Judge Ancer L. Haggerty imposed a mandatory seven-year (84-month) term for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and a consecutive 30-month term for the robbery, for a total of 114 months. Gilani has been in federal custody since the day of the robbery.
The robbery occurred at the Rose City Branch of Bank of America, located inside a Safeway store at 6901 NE Sandy Boulevard. Gilani pointed a pistol at tellers and customers, pulled back the gun’s slide, and demanded money. He received $6,903.00 in cash and fled from the building. Portland police officers apprehended Gilani driving alone in a car a short distance away. In a pants pocket they found a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol, loaded with a round chambered. Investigation showed that Gilani had robbed the same bank on April 27, 2007.
Gilani is a citizen of Ethiopia. Upon completion of the prison sentence, immigration authorities will determine whether he is allowed to remain in the United States.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer.
Is this is not normal procedure? It doesn’t matter where he is from, he made poor judgment and should pay price for his action and I don’t think this deserve blog.
somalis busy to spoil ethiopians name…
What is wrong with Ethiopian Americans these days? Recently we read stories like this.
This name specifically an Eritrean names. He is from Barka region. Philly could tell us more about it. Have a nice day. Yeha
do not kick him out.still Jesus
ship him back.
I think this thug is Somali based on the name. Not that it matters, but …the news seems fuzzy on the citizenship of the criminal.
I hope some guy named Butch marries him in prison.
Well, this one needed money. Maybe he lost his job and was stressed to pay his bills. He did not kill anyone therfore he should get his sentence reduced. After all, its just money he stole and I do not see any thing happening to the thousands who stole billions from tax payers and forced dude like Mo to go rob banks. I mean if they wanna lockup thives they should start at Wall Street then move on to AIG and so on. It is because of these firms who took unmitigated risks people are forced to do what Mo did. It is survival and we are going to see alot more of this.
What happened to the people who have murdered the head of Ethiopian National Bank and converted the peoples clean gold bars with iron bars in the Bank’s vault? Oh, they are still ruling and looting the country!
Free Woizerit Birtukan Mideksa!!!
First of sll, people like Wedi Komata/ Nicole What is dogging? and retarded few others,, before opening your filthy mouths on his ethinicty, etc. think little bite about his situation. He is another poor soul lost in America from the Horn because of bad politics, economics,conflicts and all kinds of human tragidies.
Second, the term does match with the committed crime . This was mindless and pure petty crime He didn’t kill anyone, they recovered few thousand dollars from his pocket. Nevertheles they imposed on him tough penalty. This is about American just system where the rches and and big white coller criminal such bankers can get away with murder, let alone cash money. Because these system was designed to protect elites who made it.
But at end of the day he has to face the consequences, though I doubt his state of mind, and we should pray for him, not curse.
Mahmoud Ibrahim Gilani should remain in the United States after he finished his prison terms: he should not be deported to Ethiopia because Ethiopia at this time is full of the Woyanne people, criminals like him who have been robbing the Ethiopian banks, the Ethiopian gold, the Ethiopian land, the Ethiopian artifacts, and everything Ethiopian and non Ethiopian has been and being robbed by Meles family and his political gangs. So, who need another bank robber while Ethiopia is over populated by such criminals of the Meles political gangs?
I can’t belive he is only given 7 years.This is his second time robing the same bank but this time he got cought.If he robbed bank in cali i bet he will get 20 years or more.
10 years plus 2 months for those who need to remember this.
sorry, its 9 years and 6 months
Nicole what is wrong?
Chose your own nick.
Having said that, the name of the guy is a Somali one. Courtesy of Somali administration in Ogaden? He is ONLF thug trying to finance his Jihad in Ethiopia.
gilani is a pakistani name
Everyday you proof you are fool and retarded. The purpose of the war is to capture badme and after the dust settled badme is captured by Eritrean thus the real winners are Eritrean. BTW the war was between Meles and Isayse and the people who die at the battle ground were Ethiopians not just tigray people. I am an Ethiopia
yeha & nicole
You guys don’t try to run away. Who are you yourself to say he is Eritrean or Soalian. You low life ppl. Actually I know an agae guy by the nae Giliani. Whether you like it or not he is your country guy WOYANE.
Comment, “In the 1970’s eritreans in western countries were busy robbing bank to support ELF(ERITREAN LIB FRO)”
Mr. Retarded when Eritreans do the robbing the bank or they participating all the crime your God father Melese was houseboy to the EPLF, you and the one you referring were the same common thieve. TPLF profited and you guys were one of them then. So be careful when you point your index finger to Eritrean the rest points to you. TPLF take the same blame as the EPLF. You guys rob Ethiopian wealth and transferred to Sudan and Eritrea while you were in the bush.
This coward elf organization was even a tough challenge for THE FAKE HILESELASIE & COWARD DERG.
Regretless you try to put down the past two governments; at least they try to put Ethiopian as one nation. What happened to your time Ethiopia become landlocked… don’t forget if it was not Iss-ASS you guys will still BS in Somalia. Iss-ASS is the best person to give you hard times every direction you look. Did not Melese said Somlian get all the help from Iss-Ass? What does that mean to you…
Until it started messing with the brave tigray people and was crushed to dust around badma environ
Look at you how much you are narrow and you never no the ward thank you. You ass saved not because the tigrean people (I am not take anything from tigrean) every walk of life, every ethnic or nationality paid the price to save you’re a**. Please Badama saved by the true and hero Ethiopians not by TPLF thugs… I don’t know why God create people like you…
Mahmoud Ibrahim Gilani,
One day in Federal Prison is unbearable let alone 114 months. Was it worth throwing your life away for less than 10K?
For those who try to make Mahmoud Ertrean or Somali, stop being simpletons. Africa is Africa. You think Immigration cares if you are Ethiopian or Somalian? We are all “skinnies” for them (names used to address Somalian fighters in the BHD).
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