NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Portsmouth man has been sentenced to 32 years in federal prison for a string of armed robberies.
A jury in Norfolk convicted 28-year- old Jonathan Ray Allen of conspiracy, nine robbery counts and nine firearms charges in March. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson sentenced Allen on Monday.
According to court documents, between May and June 2011, Allen and several co- conspirators robbed several check cashing businesses and other stores. Allen's co- defendants pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate while Allen went to trial. In court, 19 victims identified Allen as the person who robbed them at gunpoint.
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