For Immediate Release
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
, United States Attorney
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Contact: AUSA Assigned
Grand Jury Returns Indictments
St. Paul Field Division
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.
Madison Man Charged with Armed Robberies & Gun Crimes & Wausau Woman Charged with Straw Purchase of Firearm
Curtis Langlois, 37, Madison, Wis., is charged with two counts of armed robberies of Wausau businesses, two counts of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, causing a false statement to be made to a federally licensed firearms dealer, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment alleges that Langlois robbed Family Video on North 6th Street in Wausau on August 2, 2017, and that he robbed Fast Break Mobil Gas Station on West Thomas Street in Wausau on August 7, 2017. The indictment further alleges that during each robbery he brandished a firearm, by pointing it at an employee of each business and demanding money.
The indictment further alleges that Langlois caused an individual described in the indictment as H.A. to make a false statement to a federally licensed firearms dealer. In a separate, but related indictment, Holly Antijunti, 27, Wausau, Wis., is charged with making a false statement to the firearms dealer, in which she falsely represented that she was the actual buyer of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and was not acquiring it on behalf of another person. The indictment against Langlois alleges that he used H.A. to purchase the firearm on his behalf. This is commonly referred to as a "straw purchase."
If convicted, Langlois faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each armed robbery count. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of seven years and a maximum of life in prison on the first brandishing a firearm count, and a mandatory minimum penalty of 25 years on the second brandishing a firearm count.
Federal law requires that any penalties imposed on the brandishing a firearm charges be served consecutive to any sentence imposed on the armed robbery charges. The false statement to a firearms dealer charge has a maximum penalty of five years, and the felon in possession of a firearm charge has a maximum penalty of 10 years.
Antijunti faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.
The charges against Langlois and Antijunti are the result of an investigation by the Wausau and Madison Police Departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Graber.
Madison Man Charged with Sex Trafficking
Harry Miller, 59, Madison, Wis., is charged with two counts of recruiting and maintaining an individual through force and threats of force to engage in a commercial sex act. The indictment alleges that he trafficked one individual known as Jane Doe 1 from March 2017 to April 2017, and that he trafficked an individual known as Jane Doe 2 from March to June 2017.
If convicted, Miller faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of life in federal prison. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Dane County Narcotics Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.
Madison Man Charged with Production & Possession of Child Pornography
Matthew R. Howard, 22, Madison, Wis., is charged with two counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment alleges that on November 15, 2014 and January 29, 2017, Howard used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. The indictment also alleges that on August 17, 2017, he possessed an external hard drive and SD card that contained child pornography.
If convicted, Howard faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison on each of the production counts, and a maximum of 10 years on the possession count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force member
agencies, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Madison Police Department. The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.
Mexican Citizen Charged with Illegally Reentering U.S.
Antonio Lopez-Rosales, 36, a citizen of Mexico found in Madison, Wis., is charged with illegally reentering the United States after previously being deported. He was found in the United States on August 10, 2017.
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 David Reinhard.