HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A New Haven man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for a series of armed bank robberies in Connecticut.

Thirty-year-old Joseph Parson was sentenced Tuesday for holdups at banks in Branford, North Branford and Stratford.

Parson was given nearly 19 years for the robberies and an extra year for violating terms of supervised release.

Officials say Parson also has pleaded guilty in state court to taking part in a bank robbery in Prospect on Aug. 7, 2008.

A federal prosecutor says Parson and an accomplice took more than $60,000 from three holdups.