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Madison Felon Indicted for Possessing Firearms in Grand Chute

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 6, 2023, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Edlando M. Watson (age: 39) of Madison, Wisconsin.

The indictment alleges that Watson, a felon, was in possession of five firearms in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). 

As a convicted felon, Watson is prohibited from ever possessing a firearm under state and federal law and faces up to 15 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine if convicted of that charge. 

This case was investigated by the City of Madison Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. 

This case is being investigated and prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative.  PSN is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The PSN strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.

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Updated June 7, 2023