Arby’s Robber Gets 10 years
Written by Dan Fischer on July 12, 2019
Michael Piasta, the Batavia man convicted of robbing Arby’s on West Main last year, has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
Piasta was convicted by a Genesee County Court jury last April of armed robbery. Prosecutors say he held up the fast food restaurant with a fake handgun.
He was also sentenced to 10 years of post-release supervision.
At his sentencing earlier today Piasta’s lawyer asked Judge Charles Zambito for leniency. The defense lawyer said his client had a tough upbringing and was – quote, “dealt a bad hand.”
Zambito reminded Piasta that at a felony sentencing nine years ago he told then County Judge Robert Noonan you were going to straighten out your life and never get into trouble again.