Federal Trial In Nebraska Set For 'AK-47 Bandit'

The federal trial in Nebraska for a man accused of robbing banks in five states has been set for March 25th. 

On Tuesday, a federal judge denied a motion by the man dubbed the 'AK-47 Bandit'. Richard Gathercole had submitted a motion to the judge for a new court-appointed attorney. Gathercole has pleaded Not Guilty to a number of charges linked to the bank heists. He's accused of stealing more than $90,000 from a bank in Nebraska City in August 2014.

Authorities also believe Gathercole robbed banks in California, Idaho, Iowa and Washington, all while carrying an AK-47. Gathercole, of Roundup, Montana, was arrested near Lexington in June 2017.

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