U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Western District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
For Immediate Release
November 7, 2012
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned to the Case
Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictments
Madison, Wisconsin — A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
MADISON MAN CHARGED WITH ARMED ROBBERY
Donnie L. Taylor–Young, 21, Madison, Wis., is charged with the armed robbery of Heller’s Recycling in Madison on May 29, 2012. The indictment also charges Taylor–Young with brandishing firearms, namely shotguns, during a crime of violence.
If convicted, Taylor–Young faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the armed robbery charge, and a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of life in prison on the brandishing a firearm charge, which would be served consecutively to any sentence imposed for the armed robbery. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.
SUPERIOR RESIDENT CHARGED WITH MAILING THREATS
Gerald Johnsted, 62, Superior, Wis., is charged with two counts of sending a written communication by mail which contained a threat to injure an individual and his family. The indictment alleges that he mailed these communications on August 14, 2009 and January 2, 2010.
If convicted, Johnsted faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Graber.
DODGEVILLE WOMAN CHARGED WITH FRAUD SCHEME
Suzanne Gannon–Anderson, 51, Dodgeville, Wis., is charged with six counts of wire fraud. The indictment alleges that from May 2007 through April 2008, she devised a scheme to defraud insurance customers, her employer Associated Insurance Agency, Inc. (AIA) of McFarland, Wis., and premium finance lenders.
The indictment alleges that Gannon–Anderson sold her ownership interest in SGA Insurance Services LLC, operating in Dodgeville, to AIA in May 2007. The indictment further alleges that she created false premium finance loan applications on behalf of customers who did not request or authorize financing applications, and on behalf of false customer identities she had created. It is alleged that she directed the premium finance companies to deposit the proceeds of the loans into her personal operating account, and that she paid her personal expenses, credit card payments, car payments and wrote checks for personal purchases from her personal operating account.
If convicted, Gannon–Anderson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against her are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.
TWO CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY REENTERING U.S.
In unrelated indictments, two citizens of Mexico are charged with illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported. The indictments allege that Francisco de la Cruz–Aguilar, 37, was found in Madison, Wis., on June 29, 2011, and that Ricardo Castillo–Martinez, 30, was found in Adams, Wis., on August 13, 2012.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison. The charges against them are the result of investigations by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement. The prosecution of these cases has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Graber.