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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.

Reward Offered for Information on Double Murder Arson

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MILWAUKEE — Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments and the Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the April 17 arson fire that killed two occupants of a Milwaukee apartment. ATF is posting a reward of up to $5,000. This reward was initially announced on April 28.

Armed Robber Sentenced to 24 Years in Federal Prison

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James Sexton, 35, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 24 years in federal prison, followed by a five-year term of supervised release, for committing five armed robberies of businesses in the Madison area in 2014. Sexton pleaded guilty to these charges on June 4, 2015.

Sexton was sentenced for committing the following five armed robberies:

Warrens Man Sentenced To 42 Months for Illegally Possessing Ammunition

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Lucas Stewart, 26, Warrens, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 42 months in federal prison for possessing ammunition as a felon. Stewart pleaded guilty to the charge on April 10, 2015.

Member of 19-Block Dipset Gang Sentenced To 87 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm

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United  States  Attorney  Andrew  M.  Luger  today  announced  the  sentencing  of  MARTEL JAVELL EINFELDT, a/k/a “Peanut,” 26, to 87 months in federal prison, the top of the federal guideline range, for illegally possessing a firearm after having been previously convicted of two felonies in Hennepin County. The defendant, who was indicted on September 16, 2014, entered a guilty plea on January 21, 2015. EINFELDT was sentenced on August 12, 2015, before Judge Susan R. Nelson in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn.

Seven Members of South Minneapolis Gang Indicted for Violent Drug Trafficking

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United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger, ATF Special Agent in Charge for the St. Paul Field Division James C. Modzelewski, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman today announced a federal 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 in August 2014 outside of the Hennepin County Medical Center. The defendants include both leaders and other members of the 10z and 20z.

Reedsburg Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Robberies

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Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Keith Gary, 46, Reedsburg, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 24 years in federal prison, followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for committing six robberies, one attempted robbery, brandishing a firearm in furtherance of robbery, and unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Gary was also ordered to pay $2,350 in restitution. Gary pleaded guilty to these charges on April 29, 2015.

Faulkton Man Sentenced for Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person

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Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Faulkton, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on June 22, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Frank Facinelli, age 43, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Facinelli was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014. He pled guilty on April 6, 2015.

Ashland Felon Sentenced to 92 Months for Possession of Sawed-Off Shotgun and Stolen Revolver

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MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Justin Edwards, 37, Ashland, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to 92 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a sawed-off shotgun and possession of a firearm by a felon. Edwards pleaded guilty to these charges on February 10, 2015.

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