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Jun 8, 2017 5:03 PM

NH man with mental illness faces sentencing for bank robbery, cocaine possession


CONCORD — NH man will be sentenced on Friday in US District Court in Concord after pleading guilty to robbing a bank and possessing over 6.5 grams of cocaine.

READ: NH man with known mental illness pleads guilty to armed robbery, possession in 2016

Leeland Eisenberg, 55 of Concord, pleaded guilty on February 23, 2017 to robbing a Citizen;s Bank on Elm Street in Manchester, NH. He had originally pleaded not guilty in October, 2015.

Eisenberg had been in the news for prior issues relating to his mental illness and outspokenness about it.

He previously was charged and jailed for holding hostages at a Clinton campaign office in 2007. His goal at the time was to complain about the country's mental health care services.

READ: Man who held hostages at Clinton campaign office to serve time for robbery, drug possession

In the past, Eisenberg had spoken out about the lack of medication and treatment availability for his mental illnesses outside of the prison system.

Sentencing will occur at 10 a.m. on Friday in Concord.

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