St. Paul Field Division

Andrew Ford Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Crime Wave

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FARGO - U. S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on April 19, 2016, Andrew Jerome Ford, 28, Fargo, ND, was sentenced before U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve eight (8) years and six (6) months in prison for Interference with the Commerce by Threats and Violence- Hobbs Act Robbery and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence. Judge Erickson also sentenced Ford to serve three (3) years of supervised release and required him to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Appleton Felon Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Firearm Possession

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Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on March 24, 2016, Kong Vang (age: 21) of Appleton, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. Vang previously entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Man Sentenced to 14 years for Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robberies

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Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that Dave Anglin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Lynn Adelman to 168 months’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit armed robberies. Dave Anglin, his brother, Michael Anglin, and a third individual committed the December 9, 2013, robbery of the Hampton Service Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Rewey Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jason L. Nichols, 32, Rewey, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 27 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawfully possessing ammunition as a convicted felon. Nichols pleaded guilty to this offense on January 4, 2016.

Eau Claire Man Sentenced for Gun Crime

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Thomas J. Drewniak, 38, Eau Claire, Wis., was sentenced Friday, March 4, 2016, by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 1 year and a day in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The prison term will be followed by two years of supervised release. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge on November 20, 2015.

Seven Defendants Plead Guilty to Roles in Violent South Minneapolis Gang

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United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the guilty pleas of the remaining two defendants from an August 2015 indictment charging seven members of the 10z and 20z street gangs with crimes related to a multi-year gang war with their rivals, which included a shooting attack in August 2014 outside of the Hennepin County Medical Center in which the hospital was peppered with gunfire. The defendants include both leaders and other members of the 10z and 20z.

Madison Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Gun Crime

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Dennis M. Franklin, 44, Madison, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The court found that due to three prior felony convictions, Franklin was an armed career criminal, and was subject to a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years.

Janesville Man Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Robbery of Tavern

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeffery S. Forsythe, 30, Janesville, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to six years in federal prison for the December 2014 robbery of Bad Brad’s Bar on Rockport Road in Janesville. Forsythe pleaded guilty to this charge on September 23, 2015.

Saint Paul Man Indicted for Dealing Firearms Without a License

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United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced a federal indictment charging EITAN BENJAMIN FELDMAN, 28, for illegally dealing in firearms without a license and lying on at least nine firearms transaction records (Form 4473). The defendant is expected to appear later today before Magistrate Judge Mayeron in United States District Court in Minneapolis, Minn.

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

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MADISON, WIS. -- 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 POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH STEALING
GOVERNMENT PROPERTY AND BEING AN UNLAWFUL DRUG USER
IN POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Beloit Man Sentenced to 55 Months in Federal Prison for Selling Heroin and Methamphetamine

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Paul Winfield, 41, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 55 months in federal prison for selling heroin and methamphetamine in Beloit between March and June 2015. Winfield pleaded guilty on November 4, 2015, to one count of selling heroin. At the time of this offense, Winfield was on federal supervision for a 2001 felony conviction for his role in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

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MADISON, WIS. -- 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.

TWO CHARGED WITH THREATENING COMMUNICATIONS
INTENDED TO EXTORT MONEY

Man Sentenced to 19 Years for Armed Robbery of Hampton Service Center

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Gregory J. Haanstad, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that Michael Anglin (age 25) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Charles N. Clevert to 230 months’ imprisonment for his involvement in the December 9, 2013, robbery of the Hampton Service Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The robbery was committed by three masked men, two of whom were armed with a 9mm handgun and an assault rifle.

Beloit Man Sentenced to 30 Months on Cocaine Charge

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Paris Davis, 30, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 30 months in federal prison for selling cocaine.  Davis pleaded guilty to this charge on July 20, 3015.

Davis sold cocaine to a confidential informant three times between February 2, 2015 and April 23, 2015.  At the time, he was on federal supervised release for selling heroin.

Fort Thompson Sentenced for Felon in Possession of Firearm

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United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man convicted of Felon in Possession of Firearm was sentenced on October 7, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Christopher Allen Harrison, age 40, was sentenced to 46 months in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment of $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Harrison was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 12, 2015. He pled guilty on June 23, 2015.

Brooklyn Man Sentenced to 36 Months for Illegally Possessing Firearm

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jason I. Kestler, 36, Brooklyn, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 36 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.  Kestler pleaded guilty to the charge on June 24, 2015. 

Three Members of Violent Minneapolis-Based Gangs Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges

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United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced a federal indictment charging three members of the Minneapolis-based Taliban gang and the Young N’ Thuggin’ (YNT) gang. All three defendants were charged with conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition, ROBERT WINFIELD ANDERSON, a/k/a "Rob Moe," 26, and ROBERT LEVELLE FRELIX, a/k/a "Lil Rob," 24, were charged with possession of firearms and ammunition by a felon, and SHANE JAMAL JACKSON, a/k/a "Sunny," 23, was charged with possession of firearms by a felon. All three defendants made their initial appearances yesterday before U.S.

Madison Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing Multiple Firearms

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James M. Kruger, 38, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 15 years in federal prison for twice possessing firearms as a felon. Kruger pleaded guilty to these charges on July 2, 2015.

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