NFL Superfan Chiefsaholic Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery Spree Across Seven States

NFL superfan Xaviar Babudar, famously known as Chiefsaholic, has pleaded guilty to three charges in federal court on Wednesday. Babudar, 29, has been connected to a series of bank robberies that spanned across seven states from 2022 to 2023. The charges include money laundering, transporting stolen property across state lines, and bank robbery.

U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore referred to Babudar’s crime spree as a “violent crime spree across the Midwest.” Babudar attempted to conceal hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen cash by using it for online gambling and at casinos. However, his luck ran out, leading to his arrest and subsequent guilty plea.

The sentencing hearing for Babudar is scheduled for July, where he faces a potential prison term of 50 years. As part of the plea deal, he will also be required to pay $532,675 in restitution to the victim’s financial institutions. Additionally, Babudar will forfeit an autographed painting of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Babudar initially pleaded not guilty to the robbery of the Tulsa Teachers Credit Union in Bixby, Oklahoma, where he allegedly pointed a black pistol at a bank teller and made off with $150,000 in December 2022. However, investigators were able to link him to several other unsolved robberies in Nebraska, Iowa, Tennessee, and Minnesota, as well as attempted robberies at two credit unions in Minnesota.

After his arrest in December 2022, Babudar was held in jail until February 2023 when he was released on bond. He subsequently removed his ankle monitor and evaded authorities for approximately four months before being apprehended by the FBI in California.

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