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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Scott C. Blader
, United States Attorney
Contact: Rita M. Rumbelow

Felon, Drug Dealer, Sentenced to 7 Years in Federal Prison

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Seky Daniel, 26, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to seven years in federal prison, for distributing cocaine and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Daniel pleaded guilty to these charges on July 10, 2018. His prison term will be followed by a three-year period of supervised release.

In February 2018, Daniel distributed small quantities of crack cocaine and marijuana to a confidential informant. Daniel was living in Stoughton with others. The informant said there were firearms in the house and the garage. Daniel’s roommates were also distributing small quantities of narcotics to the informant.

A search warrant was executed at the home in Stoughton on March 7, 2018. Daniel was observed lying on a couch, trying to hide something. Officers ordered him off the couch, and they recovered a loaded, stolen Springfield .45 caliber firearm. Daniel was also in possession of approximately $3,400. A search of his phone led to the recovery of photographs of Daniel holding the Springfield .45 caliber firearm. Daniel’s prior felony convictions are possession with intent to distribute cocaine (2010); possession of THC (2nd offense)(2011); misappropriate ID information-obtain money (2012); and intimidate victim/dissuade reporting (2016).

This case has been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime. The PSN approach involves collaboration by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent and deter gun violence.

The charges against Daniel were the result of an investigation conducted by the Stoughton Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

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