Jose Banks, Purported ‘Sovereign’ Who Escaped From Chicago Jail After Bank-Robbery Conviction, Captured; Manhunt Still Under Way For Second Escapee

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to PP Blog reader “Tony” for a heads-up on this:

Joseph “Jose” Banks, a purported “sovereign citizen” convicted of bank robbery earlier this month, has been captured after his escape from a federal jail in Chicago on Tuesday, the FBI told the Associated Press.

A manhunt for alleged fellow escapee Kenneth Conley continues.

Also see: Chicago Tribune story on capture of Banks.

ABC 7 video report:

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2 Responses to “Jose Banks, Purported ‘Sovereign’ Who Escaped From Chicago Jail After Bank-Robbery Conviction, Captured; Manhunt Still Under Way For Second Escapee”

  1. A couple of updates, Patrick. First, the other escapee was caught a few days ago:
    Kenneth Conley Caught: FBI Confirms Second Federal Prison Fugitive Nabbed In Chicago Suburb
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/kenneth-conley-caught-fbi_n_2412317.html

    Weeks after a pair of bank robbers made a daring escape from a downtown Chicago high-rise jail, police said Friday they captured the last of the two men but didn’t notice him at first because he had disguised himself as an older person.
    Kenneth Conley was arrested in the Chicago suburb of Palos Hills after a short foot chase. Palos Hills Deputy Chief James Boie said Conley was dressed like an old man, wearing a beret and glasses, and walking with a limp when officers approached him.

    Didn’t Peter Sellers use similar disguises in some of his films?

    Also:
    Chicago Prison Escape Charges Dropped Against Joseph Banks While Other Inmate Remains At Large
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/chicago-prison-escape-cha_n_2403792.html

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Baker asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss the escape charges because Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, already faces up to 80 years in prison in the separate bank robbery case.

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  2. Thanks for those, Tony.

    Patrick

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