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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  1. dd

    April 12, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Whatever, dude.
    Go ahead and defend yourself, but Your Aussie-style version of Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities sounds like a bust. ‘Round here we take a number and get in line for startup money.
    Do hope some of your “needy friends” show up for you on court day!

  2. Pork chop

    April 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    He is a self help guru…….helps himself to millions of other people’s money in Australia!! Helps himself to another Corey Donaldsons identity to steel the millions to clam he is buying realestate in vagas!! Helps himself to people’s Money in robbing a bank and taking off with 140+! then helps himself to being a lawyer! Then helps himself to a not guilty plea!! Never helped any1 else/ the king of self help!

  3. Facts

    April 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    get ya facts right first pork chop!!! It’s all he said she said!!

  4. Charlie

    April 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I think some one better remind this so called guru that he still robbed a bank!

  5. Nathan

    April 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    The dog ate my homework…

  6. Thinker

    April 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Give him credit for speed, it takes the IRS weeks to steal that much from the bank!

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