Aussie Robin Hood will defend himself

By on April 11, 2013

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The man accused of robbing a Jackson Hole bank will be allowed to represent himself at his trial scheduled to begin April 29 in Cheyenne, Wyo.CoreyDonaldson

Corey Donaldson, 39, received permission from U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson to defend himself on felony charges of bank robbery stemming from a New Year’s Eve heist at U.S. Bank in downtown Jackson. According to a court transcript obtained by JH Weekly, Judge Johnson said the defendant seemed “competent, literate and intelligent” and understood the dangers of self-representation to his satisfaction.

The self-help guru originally from Melbourne, Australia, stands accused of stealing an unidentified amount of money from the bank. Sources have told JH Weekly the amount totals more than $140,000. Donaldson was arrested in Clinton, Utah on January 22. He had $16,000 on him. He claimed later in a jailhouse interview that he gave the rest away to the needy.

Donaldson has entered a plea of not guilty and remains in custody without bail. He has published several self-help books and started at least two online consulting companies.

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