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Trial starts for man charged in multiple bank robberies

POSTED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 3:05pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

WACO -- The second man charged in a string of bank robberies back in 2010 began trial this morning in Federal court in Waco.

Benjamin Alexander Potts, was part of a two-man team named the "Blue Jacket Bandits" who held up five banks along I-35 between Dallas and Temple in January and February of last year.

Federal district judge Walter Smith gave Potts permission to represent himself though it is ill-advised.

Earlier this year in a different federal judicial district, Potts was convicted of a robbery in Dallas where he was sentenced to more than 60 years in federal prison.

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