Serial armed bank robber gets nearly 40 years

By Betty Simpson |

Published 04/28 2014 04:33PM

Updated 04/29 2014 09:45AM

URBANA -- A serial bank robber was sentenced to nearly 40-years in prison after entering a plea agreement with the U.S. State's Attorney's Office. 49-year old Ronald Corbin, of Indiana, was sentenced to 39 years, 3 months in federal prison, followed by five years supervised release.

Authorities say Corbin pleaded guilty to four aggravated bank robberies and two counts of brandishing a firearm during four separate bank robberies in Central Illinois during August - September, 2013. Corbin must also pay nearly $17,000 to the United Community Bank, in Oakwood, $5,650 to the First Midwest Bank, in Danville, plus $200 special assessment.

During Corbin's crime spree in Illinois, he was already facing bank robbery charges in Indiana after two separate incidents in October 2012 when he was released on bond in each case.

Corbin and co-defendant Dennis Gallivan were arrested after a hold-up at the Central Illinois Bank, in the 1500-block of North Cunningham, Urbana, in September 2013. Gallivan has pleaded guilty to taking part in that robbery. He'll be sentenced May 20.

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