Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Corey Donaldson Claimed he gave proceeds from the Bank Robbery to the Poor

An Australian man charged with robbing a US bank of $140,000 has told a court his actions were justified because he gave much of the money to people made homeless due to bank repossessions.

Corey Donaldson, 39, who is representing himself, told the jury he was using the banks to bailout the poor after becoming homeless himself last year and meeting people on the streets.

In an emotional opening statement Donaldson said: "I must say, I feel like a frightened child.

"I came up with the idea that since the banks had been bailed out, and the people had not,