7-year sentence for boxer turned bank robber

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A federal judge sentenced a former world champion boxer convicted of several bank robberies to seven years in prison, handing down a lighter sentence in part because of the defendant's boxing-related injuries, his difficult childhood and a mistake by a Georgia court in 2001 that resulted in his spending additional years in prison.

James Page was facing up to 20 years in prison during Tuesday's hearing after he pleaded guilty to the San Francisco Bay Area bank robberies in February. Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Page - who had been dubbed the "Button Down Bandit" because of the shirts he wore - took more than $20,000 during the heists last year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Page told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in Oakland he knows what he did was wrong.

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