Alden man pleads guilty to robbery in district court

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 15, 2003

For The Tribune

Minneapolis&045;An Alden, Minnesota man who fired an AK-47 during the Nov. 3 robbery of the Farmers State Bank of Heartland in Freeborn, Minn. pled guilty today in United States District Court.

Gary Allen Reichow, age 53, pled guilty to bank robbery and use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

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He entered his plea before Judge David Doty in Minneapolis.

Reichow faces a maximum potential penalty of 25 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine for armed bank robbery and a minimum ten year consecutive sentence for use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

The actual sentence will be determined by Judge Doty based on the federal sentencing guidelines.

A sentencing date has not been set. Reichow continues to be held without bond.

The case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joe Dixon.