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* Anthony Lee was Sentenced to 7 Months in County Jail for Allegedly Holding Hostages in a Corte Madera Bank of America

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A Corte Madera man, who was arrested after a six-hour standoff at a bank in March, was sentenced in Marin County Superior Court this afternoon to three years’ probation and seven months in county jail. Anthony Lee, 24, briefly held several customers hostage in the Bank of America in Corte Madera during his protest against capitalism and the banking and financial system on March 14. Lee pleaded guilty to felony commercial burglary and false imprisonment charges and misdemeanor charges of brandishing 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 faced four years and eight months in prison on the five charges and the firearm allegation, Brown said. Lee was being held in Marin County Jail on $700,000 bail. He was sentenced by Judge Paul Haakenson.  
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