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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2012

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney

Contact: Elizabeth Altman
(608) 264-5158

Monroe Man Sentenced For Stealing Firearms

MADISON, Wis. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Daniel Kundert, 22, of Monroe, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 70 months in prison for stealing guns from Hunting Woodlands in Monroe, a business which was federally licensed to sell firearms. This prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release. Kundert pleaded guilty to this charge on August 30, 2012.

On May 17, 2010, Kundert rode his bike to the business. He cut the phone wire and threw a brick through the window to see if police would respond prior to entering the building. When he determined that no police would respond, he entered the business and stole five firearms. To date, four of the five guns have been recovered.

Kundert traded one of the guns for oxycontin pills. He used another one of the guns to commit an armed robbery and steal oxycontin pills.

In sentencing Kundert, Judge Conley acknowledged Kundert's drug addiction but also noted his "astounding" criminal history, the seriousness of the offenses, and that Kundert squandered opportunities for drug treatment.

The charges against Kundert were the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Monroe Police Department; Green County Sheriff's Department; and Madison Police Department. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.