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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Man Sentenced for 5 Years for Madison Bank Robbery

MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Albert Singer, 24, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to five years in federal prison for bank robbery. Singer pleaded guilty to this charge on July 25, 2019.

Singer robbed the Chase Bank on East Towne Boulevard in Madison on August 11, 2018.  During the bank robbery, Singer presented the victim bank teller with a note stating that it was a robbery, and threatened them harm if they didn’t give him money.

Noting that bank robberies have a significant effect on victims, Judge Peterson said that even though a weapon was not used, Singer still harmed the victim.  Singer was on state supervision for robbery at the time of this bank robbery, and is facing revocation in that case.

This case has been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime.  The PSN approach involves collaboration by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent and deter violent crime.

The charge against Singer was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Madison Police Department.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan. 

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated October 24, 2019