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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Man Sentenced to 65 Years Imprisonment for His Involvement in Robbery of Pharmacies

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that the April 16, 2013 judgment for Daniel Lee was made public today.  The Honorable Charles N. Clevert, Jr. United States District Court Judge, sentenced Daniel Lee (age: 50), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to 65 years in prison for his involvement in robberies of several pharmacies of prescription drugs and cash.  Lee was also ordered to three years supervised release and to pay restitution in the amount of $5,089.42

Between January and March of 2012, Daniel Lee robbed four Milwaukee-area pharmacies of prescription drugs and cash.  During three of the robberies Lee brandished a firearm and his face was partially covered.  Large quantities of Oxcodone, oxycontin, and morphine were found during a search at Lee’s residence.  Text messages on Lee’s phone showed that he had several customers for the Schedule II controlled substances he was stealing and that Oxycodone 30s were the pills most desired.  His phone also contained records of searches of pharmacy locations in the Milwaukee area.

This prosecution was the product of a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Milwaukee Police Department, Wauwatosa Police Department, and the Shorewood Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney William J. Lipscomb.      

Updated January 29, 2015