Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey man has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison for robbing seven banks while he was on supervised release for another bank robbery.

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Julio Ferrer will also have to pay $33,840 in restitution under the sentence imposed Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Elizabeth resident had pleaded guilty last June to complaint charging him with the seven robberies, which occurred at TD Bank branches over a four-month period.

Prosecutors say Ferrer passed handwritten demand notes to bank tellers in each robbery. He also admitted using a fake gun in one of the robberies.

Once he finishes his prison sentence, Ferrer will have to serve three years of supervised release.


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