Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeff Clapper

A bank robber serving federal time for threatening Yankton bank employees with a fake bomb is appealing his sentence.

David Giese asked a South Dakota federal district court for an evidentiary hearing in a bid for a lighter sentence.

When that failed, he took the issue to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Appellate judges heard arguments on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

Victoria Wicks has more of this story for SDPB.

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