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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 8, 2017

Five Siblings Sentenced to Prison for Armed Robberies

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that five members of a Milwaukee family were sentenced to prison by the United States District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller for their involvement in several armed bank and business robberies in Milwaukee and West Allis, Wisconsin. The siblings received the following sentences:

  • Bobby Mickey (25) was sentenced to 184 months in prison after pleading guilty to five robberies and one count of brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.

  • Terrill Brown (29) was sentenced to 154 months in prison after pleading guilty to three robberies and one count of brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.

  • Brandon Mickey (21) was sentenced to 152 months in prison after pleading guilty to four robberies and one count of brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence.

  • Dominique Brown (30) was sentenced to 58 months in prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting one bank robbery.

  • Doris Brown (27) was sentenced to 48 months in prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting one bank robbery.

The siblings were involved in a series of bank and commercial robberies in 2015 and 2016, the purpose of which was to obtain money, liquor, and firearms. The sisters, Dominique and Doris Brown, aided and abetted the robberies by “casing” the banks and holding doors open at locked entrances to allow their brothers access to the banks.

At the sentencings, federal prosecutors discussed the emotional, life-long impact these violent crimes have on the victims, and the financial impact of these crimes on the community. At the sentencings, Judge Stadtmueller also noted that these types of violent acts “cry out” for lengthy prison terms.

According to United States Attorney Haanstad: “The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to combatting violent crime in this district and will continue to seek substantial prison sentences for those who use firearms in the commission of crimes.” Haanstad also emphasized that “the successful prosecution of this case was the result of a collaborative law enforcement effort by the Milwaukee Area Violent Crime Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Milwaukee Police Department, and the West Allis Police Department.”

Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Milwaukee Division, Justin Tolomeo said: “The FBI prioritizes these types of investigations and works collaboratively with MPD and local police departments to identify the offenders and bring them to justice. We all work together to make our community a safe place.”

The matter was investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crime Task Force, the Milwaukee Police Department, and the West Allis Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret B. Honrath.

 

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Updated September 8, 2017