CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- An Australian man who says he robbed a bank in Jackson on New Year's Eve so he could give the money to the homeless is set to present his defense to a federal jury in Cheyenne.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Corey Donaldson took more than $140,000 from the US Bank in Jackson by telling the branch manager that a Mexican cartel was set to destroy the bank building with explosives.
Donaldson has told reporters and investigators that he took the money to distribute it to the homeless and called himself 'Robin Hood."He had been living in Sandy, Utah and was arrested at a friend's home in Clinton, Utah.
U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson has ruled Donaldson, who's acting as his own attorney, may not argue that he was justified in robbing the bank. Donaldson was living in Utah before the robbery.
The prosecution rested its case on Tuesday afternoon.