Aaron Patrick Honaker is an attorney in Miami, Florida, who is charged with being a serial bank robber. Prosecutors say he lived a double life: on the one hand, a good business lawyer, on the other, a bank robber.
Aaron Honaker, 41, successfully robbed just two of five banks for a total of $1,850, the criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Miami federal court said.
He is 41 years old.
Accused of Multiple Bank Robberies Full Details
According to statements in the affidavit of the lawsuit, Honaker. “followed a consistent approach during the six robbery attempts, two of which were successful: Honaker would enter each bank alone, walk up to a teller window, and ask the teller for assistance in making a withdrawal. Honaker would pass a note to the bank teller that contained hand-written instructions and warnings,” said authorities.
The alerts include, the Department of Justice says. “don’t touch the alarm or call the police,” “empty all of your $50s and $100s and put it in an envelope,” and “[k]eep calm, and give me all the money in the drawer, I have a gun,”
the DOJ release says, “Honaker would take his note with him on the way out of the bank, says the affidavit,”
How Honaker Caught By Authorities
FBI Miami said “issued law enforcement bulletins containing descriptions and bank surveillance images of the robber,” the DOJ also alleges. According to the complaint, officers on October 20″spotted a man matching the FBI bulletin descriptions who appeared to be casing the area around a Coral Gables bank. Officers approached the man and identified him as Honaker.”
Authorities have also alleged:
At the time of his arrest, Honaker had a ball-point hammer tucked in his waistband and carried what appeared to be bank robbery demand notes and instructions on “how-to” commit bank robberies, says the affidavit. The affidavit also describes items that officers found inside Honaker’s backpack, including draft and final versions of two bank robbery notes.
Honaker has had an initial court appearance already. The investigation involved several entities.
The listing for Honaker’s Bar Association says he was in good standing. He was said to have been training in Miami-Dade County and had no history of punishment in the past 10 years.
The website said he graduated in 2006 from Duke University School of Law and worked as an associate with a law firm named Martinez Morales.
He is no longer listed on the website of that law firm. He also wrote that Duke had an MBA. In college, he listed several honors:
Activities and Societies: Editor; Moot Court Board; Finalist – Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; William I. Belk Scholar; CALI Excellence Award: Contracts, Civil Procedure; The Order of the Barrister…Golden Key National Honor Society; Beta Gamma Sigma – Business Honor Society; Delta Sigma Pi Award; Top Finance Major Medal Award; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Honaker Have Gaming Interests in Time Warner Inc.
He listed on LinkedIn under volunteerism that he was co-captain of the American Diabetes Association’s Southeast Florida Tour de Cure; was on the Younger Leader Executive Committee for the United Way of Miami-Dade; was a volunteer for United Way; was a minor for Greater Miami’s Big Brothers Big Sisters, and served as a mentor for a homeless center.
Martindale.com lists these under “significant Representations” for Honaker:
Represented Florida Gaming Centers, Inc. and Casino Miami Jai-Alai in sale of substantially all assets for $155 million through Bankruptcy Court approved auction process
Represented trustee and successor agent to FDIC of 5th largest bank holding company failure in U.S. history and implemented plan of reorganization through a $1.6 billion equity infusion transaction with Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (now Bank of America, N.A.);
Represented Bell Canada (as U.S. counsel) in the acquisition of all Canadian assets of Circuit City Stores, Inc., including over 750 retail operation stores throughout Canada;
Represented Chapter 7 trustee of a foreign exchange trading company in avoiding and recovering over $9 million of fraudulent transfers for the benefit of the estate, including successful trial on the merits of a Section 548 avoidance action;
Successfully defended Time Warner, Inc. and TMZ.com with respect to legal actions brought by Trustee for Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. estate (a Florida corporation established and operated by O.J. Simpson and family) in connection with the alleged publication of manuscript of O.J. Simpson book “If I Did It?”