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Bank robber indicted in Chicago high-rise escape

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  • Kenneth Conley

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Associated Press

A bank robber has been indicted on a federal escape charge after he and a cellmate broke out of a high-rise Chicago lockup.

The U.S. attorney's office announced Kenneth Conley's indictment on Thursday. He and Jose Banks scaled down nearly 20 stories using a makeshift rope on Dec. 18.

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Banks was caught two days later. But Conley eluded capture until Jan. 4. Police stopped him outside a South suburban apartment complex disguised as an old man, wearing a beret and carrying a cane.

Before his escape, the 38-year-old former strip club worker already faced a maximum 20-year prison term for his bank robbery conviction. A conviction for escape carries a maximum five-year sentence.

Banks already faced up to 80 years for bank robbery and authorities dropped the escape charge.

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