MADISON, WIS. – Chief Decide James D. Peterson of the Western District of Wisconsin sentenced Ahmeeshadye Curtis, 36, Madison, Wisconsin to 42 months in federal jail for conspiring to move and transporting stolen items price over $5,000 throughout state strains. Decide Peterson ordered the federal sentence be served consecutive to the 30-month state sentence Curtis is at the moment serving for burglary-related crimes in Ohio. Curtis was convicted following a four-day trial in federal courtroom in Madison.
The federal government introduced proof at trial that from November 2019 by December 24, 2019, Curtis conspired with Carl Carter, 39, additionally of Madison, to commit seven burglaries and try one other of shops in Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and to journey throughout state strains with the stolen merchandise. The stolen merchandise included cell telephones (primarily Apple iPhones), different electronics, and jewellery. Two of the burglaries occurred in Janesville, Wisconsin on November 28, 2019.
At sentencing, Decide Peterson described the burglaries as “high-level property crimes” and emphasised the affect the crimes had not solely on the house owners of the shops, however on the employees of the shops who not felt that they labored at a protected and safe location. Curtis’ prison historical past, which included quite a few different thefts and a housebreaking in Ohio that occurred after Curtis was federally indicted and did not report back to jail on this case, additionally performed a task within the vital sentence.
Carter pleaded responsible to the conspiracy cost and was sentenced on January 4, 2021, to 30 months in federal jail.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Janesville, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Wausau, and Everest Metro Police Departments in Wisconsin; the Creston and Cedar Falls Police Departments in Iowa; the Cuyahoga Falls Police Division in Ohio; the Minnetonka and Woodbury Police Departments in Minnesota; and the Rockton Police Division in Illinois. The prosecution was dealt with by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zachary Corey and David Reinhard.