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Man Sentenced For Attempted Robbery of Job Corps

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A Jennings man has been sentenced to 210 months in prison for an attempted robbery of the Job Corps in St. Louis.

Prosecutors say 65-year-old Leronald Loper, an employee of the Corps, planned to rob an armored car entering the building on Goodfellow of more than $50,000. He met with an undercover ATF agent and unveiled the plan.

He pleaded guilty in July to one felony count of interfering with commerce by threat or violence and one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The Job Corps is an education and career training program administered by the Department of Labor.

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