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AUSTIN (AP) — A South Texas man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a string of bank robberies along the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio.

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Willie James Cleveland of San Antonio was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Austin.

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San Antonio police arrested Cleveland on April 20. He pleaded guilty in July to two counts of bank robbery with a dangerous weapon and acknowledged nine holdups since February.

Investigators say banks were robbed in San Antonio, Austin, San Marcos and New Braunfels.

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