Minnetonka teen's bank-robbery trial date set

  • Updated: February 6, 2009 - 7:53 PM

A trial has been set for a 19-year-old college basketball prospect from Hopkins High School accused of robbing a northern Wisconsin bank last summer.

Anthony DiLoreto of Minnetonka is charged in Burnett County Circuit Court with robbery of a financial institution and possession of a short-barrel rifle.

Online court records say that during a hearing Friday a judge set a three-day trial to start Sept. 2.

DiLoreto is accused of serving as the getaway driver in the August robbery of the Bremer Bank in Danbury.

A 16-year-old accomplice also was arrested.

A plea deal for DiLoreto was reached last November, but was rescinded after a victim objected to its terms. His attorney, Eric Nelson, said he remains in discussions with the county prosecutor's office.

DiLoreto was the starting center and averaged eight points per game for Hopkins, Minnesota, High School, the top-ranked team in Class 5A for much of last season.

He earned a scholarship to Cal Poly in California but never enrolled after his arrest. Instead he has been attending classes at a local private college.


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