A federal appeals court has thrown out a move by the "Man in Black" to halt his sentencing for bank robbery.
Last week, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal by Sheikh Bilaal Muhammad Arafat to back out of a plea bargain he made with federal prosecutors last year.
Arafat, born Mark Edward Wetsch, admitted he held up 31 Minnesota banks over an eight-month period that ended with his January 2012 arrest after robbing the Brewster Bank. He and prosecutors struck a deal in which he would be sentenced for six robberies.