Springs robber sentenced to 40 years in prison

By: DANIEL CHACÓN
February 22, 2013
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A 22-year-old Colorado Springs man was sentenced Friday to more than 40 years in federal prison for armed robbery.

Joshua Bodean Smith was also ordered to pay $895 in restitution to the two victims of his crimes.

His tough sentencing is a result of prosecutors filing charges under the Hobbs Act. The law was passed by Congress in 1946 and allows federal prosecutors to prosecute violent, habitual criminals who commit a robbery in a place of business involved in interstate commerce.

Smith was convicted in November of robbing a Cricket Communications store on South Nevada Avenue on Aug. 31, 2010, and a Burger King at Fort Carson on Oct. 11, 2010.

After his prison time is up, Smith will serve eight years of supervised release,

Springs robber sentenced to 40 years in prison

By: DANIEL CHACÓN
Updated: February 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

A 22-year-old Colorado Springs man was sentenced Friday to more than 40 years in federal prison for armed robbery. Joshua Bodean Smith was also ordered to pay $895 in restitution to the two victims of his crimes. His tough sentencing is a result of prosecutors filing charges under the Hobbs...

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