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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Scott C. Blader
, United States Attorney
Contact: Rita M. Rumbelow

Indictment Unsealed Today Charging Madison Man with Gun Crime

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the unsealing of an indictment today charging a Madison, Wisconsin man with a gun crime.  Demarko Richmond, 21, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.


The sealed indictment was returned yesterday by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison.  The indictment was unsealed following Richmond’s arrest today by detectives with the Violent Crime Unit of the Madison Police Department.


The indictment alleges that Richmond possessed a 9mm firearm on July 23, 2018.


 The charge against Richmond is the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department’s Violent Crime Unit, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.


This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.


You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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