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Man Sentenced to 235 Months Imprisonment for His Involvement in Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2012

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that on Thursday, November 1, 2012, the Honorable J.P. Stadmueller, United States District Court Judge, sentenced Earl R. Williams, Jr., (age: 27), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to 235 months in prison for his involvement in a cocaine distribution conspiracy.  Williams was also convicted of one count of money laundering, a charge which is based on the jewelry he obtained with drug proceeds.  The court ordered the forfeiture of several of these high-value pieces of jewelry.

During the conspiracy, Williams obtained significant quantities of cocaine which he and his co-conspirators distributed as crack and powder cocaine on Milwaukee’s East Side. The drug conspiracy began in 2008 and ended with the November 17, 2011, arrest of Williams and his co-conspirators, including Jerrell Kittler, Larry Hooker, David Owens, and Michael Wilson. 

The United States Attorney’s Office remains committed to prosecuting and, when appropriate, seeking the statutory mandatory minimum penalties established by Congress to hold individuals responsible when they peddle dangerous drugs.  Williams was charged under a 10-year mandatory minimum statute. 

This prosecution was the product of a joint investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department, West Allis Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Bridget J. Domaszek.       

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