AP: Suspect to admit to 'Mad Hatter' bank robberies

(08/27/07) NEWARK (AP) - Back to court for the Maplewood man believed to be "The Mad Hatter" serial bank robber. An official with knowledge of the case says 50-year-old James Madison is expected to plead

News 12 Staff

Aug 27, 2007, 11:48 PM

Updated 6,112 days ago

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AP: Suspect to admit to 'Mad Hatter' bank robberies
(08/27/07) NEWARK (AP) - Back to court for the Maplewood man believed to be "The Mad Hatter" serial bank robber. An official with knowledge of the case says 50-year-old James Madison is expected to plead guilty to several bank robbery counts on Wednesday. The official says Madison will acknowledge he was the hat-wearing man who robbed 18 banks in a spree that began in September and ended with his arrest June 23rd. But a second official with knowledge of the case also says Madison was expected to plead guilty tomorrow.
Both officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the case publicly. Madison was only indicted on a single count of bank robbery following his arrest. That charge carries up to 20 years in prison.
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