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* Anthony Lee Likely to Get Probation For Corte Madera Bank Burglary Standoff

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A Corte Madera man, who was arrested after a six-hour standoff at a bank in March, will likely receive probation when he is sentenced next month, a Marin County prosecutor said today. Anthony Lee, 24, briefly held several customers hostage in the Bank of America in Corte Madera during his protest against capitalism on March 14.  Lee pleaded guilty Wednesday in Marin County Superior Court to felony commercial burglary and false imprisonment charges and misdemeanor charges of displaying a firearm and false imprisonment, Deputy District Attorney Tom Brown said. Lee also admitted being armed with a replica firearm, Brown said.

There were eight or nine people in the bank at 663 Tamalpais Drive when Lee entered around 4:20 p.m., Brown said. Lee released the people in the bank and locked himself inside, Twin Cities police said. The numerous false imprisonment charges were reduced to one felony and one misdemeanor false imprisonment charge, Brown said. Lee could be sentenced to four years and eight months in prison on the five charges and the firearm allegation but he is expected to get  probation when he is sentenced May 11, Brown said. Lee is being held in Marin County Jail on $700,000 bail.

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