By Ashley Cox

MIAMI, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– Former Miami lawyer Aaron Patrick Honaker, 42, of Miami, was sentenced to 40 months of imprisonment for committing a string of five bank robberies and attempted bank robberies in South Florida in September and October of 2020.

On August 18, 2021, Honaker pleaded guilty to attempting to rob a Citibank in Coral Gables on September 30, 2020.  He admitted that days later he robbed a Chase Bank in Aventura.  Two days later, on October 5, 2020, Honaker then attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank in Coral Gables.  Five days later, he robbed a Chase Bank in Coral Gables.  Then, again, five days later, he attempted to rob a HSBC Bank in Coral Gables.

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The Defendant also admitted to police that he knew each of the tellers that he approached during the robberies were scared as a result of his conduct.  The Defendant told law enforcement that he carried a hammer with him during the commission of the robberies to escape any glass mantraps potentially triggered by bank security.

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On December 1, 2021, the Honorable United States District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke varied downward from a recommended sentencing guidelines range of 60 months’ incarceration and sentenced Honaker to a term of imprisonment of 40 months, to be followed by a term of supervised release of 4 years.

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U.S. Attorney Juan Antonio Gonzalez of the Southern District of Florida and FBI Miami Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro made the announcement.