Bank robbery getaway driver gets eight years

Bank robbery getaway driver gets eight years

URBANA — A getaway car driver for a man who robbed a bank in Urbana last summer has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.

Dennis Gallivan, 58, of Lafayette, Ind., pleaded guilty in U.S. District court in Urbana in January to aggravated bank robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence in connection with the Sept. 10, 2013, robbery of Central Illinois Bank, 1514 N. Cunningham Ave., U.

The bank was robbed at 2:45 p.m. that day by Ronald Corbin, 49, also of Lafayette, who was identified as the man who showed a gun and left with a brown bag filled with about $6,800 cash.

Gallivan was driving the GMC Jimmy that Urbana police stopped on Interstate 74 near Ogden about 20 minutes after the holdup.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugene Miller said Gallivan had four prior convictions for driving under the influence from Tippecanoe County, Ind., and was out on bond for felony DUI at the time of his arrest.

On Tuesday, Judge Michael McCuskey sentenced Gallivan to one year on the aggravated bank robbery conviction and seven on the brandishing a weapon, to be served one after the other.

He was also sentenced to a period of five years of supervised released after each sentence.

McCuskey did not impose restitution since police recovered the money.

Last month, co-defendant Corbin was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the Urbana bank robbery and three others in Danville, Oakwood and Momence that happened in August and September 2013.

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