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Madison man sentenced for armed robbery

August 30, 2011

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Bulent Dzelil, 25, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to five years in prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for his role in the robbery of Midwest Jewelers, Monona. Dzelil pleaded guilty to this charge on July 28, 2011.

Dzelil, Christopher Singleman, and another individual committed the robbery on May 3, 2010. Dzelil was the getaway driver, while Singleman and the other person went into the jewelry store brandishing a sawed-off shotgun. Singleman was also charged in federal court for his role in this robbery, as well as other robberies. He received a 198-month sentence because of the extent of his criminal conduct, and because of his lengthy criminal history. The third participant in the robbery was convicted in Dane County Circuit Court.

The charge against Dzelil was the result of an investigation conducted by the Madison Police Department, Fitchburg Police Department, Monona Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Department, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.



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