11 Least Influential Update: Benny Herman Allen III

In November, CL honored Barbie Bandit male co-conspirator Benny Herman Allen III as one of Atlanta's 11 Least Influential People.

Despite acting as the "inside man" during the infamous bank heist, Allen was little more than a footnote in the coverage.

Today's AJC.com coverage of the Barbie Bandit sentencing hearing drives home the point:

Amid a gaggle of media jamming the courtroom, Staley ordered Miller to serve 2 years on the bank theft and drug possession charges with 8 years on probation.

Benny Allen III, the Bank of America teller who was their inside guy, was sentenced as well.

He was sentenced as well.

For how long? Who cares?

It's not like he's a white woman from Gwinnett County or anything.

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