For Immediate Release
Grand Jury Returns Indictments
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.
The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes. If convicted, the sentencing of a defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Janesville Man Faces Additional Charge
Joseph Jakubowski, 32, Janesville, Wis., is charged with stealing 18 firearms and two silencers from Armageddon Supplies, Janesville, on April 4, 2017. The indictment also charges Jakubowski with being a felon in possession of these firearms and silencers on that date.
Jakubowski was originally charged by a complaint filed in U.S. District Court on April 7 with stealing two firearms and two silencers from Armageddon Supplies. Federal law requires that felony offenses be charged by an indictment returned by a grand jury within 30 days of the date a criminal complaint is filed. Jakubowski made an initial appearance in federal court on April 14. He will remain in federal custody pending his arraignment, which is scheduled for April 25 at 9:00 a.m.
If convicted, Jakubowski 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Rock County Sheriff’s Department; Janesville Police Department; U.S. Secret Service; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; and numerous other law enforcement agencies from Rock County and the surrounding area. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rita Rumbelow and Daniel Graber.
Three Charged with Federal Wildlife Violations
In separate indictments, but resulting from a common investigation, three men who operated as hunting guides are charged with violations of the Lacey Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The indictments charge:
- Tony Toye, 49, Boscobel, Wis., owner and operator of Big River Guide Service LLC, in Boscobel;
- Jeremy Schreiner, 34, Durand, Wis., owner and operator of Addicted River Guiding, in Alma, Wis.; and
- Matt Raley, 33, Arbor Vitae, Wis., owner and operator of Hideaway Hollow Outfitters, in Lancaster, Wis.
The indictments charge each defendant, while guiding a migratory waterfowl hunt, with directing a client to continue to kill ducks after the client had killed his daily bag limit of ducks. The indictments allege that in each circumstance, the client was in fact an undercover U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent.
The indictment charging Toye alleges that the hunt he guided took place on October 16, 2013, the indictment charging Schreiner alleges that the hunt he guided took place on November 27, 2013, and the indictment charging Matt Raley alleges that the hunt he guided took place on November 23, 2012. Each of these guided hunts took place on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of one year in federal prison. The charges are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Refugee Law Enforcement; and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The prosecution of these cases is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Graber.
Madison Man Charged with Bank Robbery
Justin W. McBride, 28, Madison, Wis., is charged with bank robbery. The indictment alleges that he robbed the Old National Bank in Madison, Wis., on February 2, 2017.
If convicted, McBride faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Madison and Middleton Police Departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney David Reinhard.
Polk County Woman Charged with Forging Checks
Sarah McKenzie, 40, Milltown, Wis., is charged with seven counts of making a forged paycheck from Core Products International Inc., of Osceola, Wis. The indictment alleges that she made forged paychecks on seven occasions from July 2012 to July 2016.
If convicted, McKenzie faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against her are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and Osceola Police Department. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Wegner.
Mexican Citizen Charged with Illegally Reentering U.S.
Teodoro Cuautle-Cuahuizo, 41, a citizen of Mexico found in Sauk County, Wis., is charged with reentering the United States after previously being deported. The indictment alleges that he was found in the United States on April 7, 2017.
If convicted, Cuautle-Cuahuizo faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow.
# # # #