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Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Madison Bank Robberies

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

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeffrey Campton, 30, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was sentenced on August 2 by U.S. District Judge William Conley to seven years in federal prison for robbing three banks in Madison in 2018.

On June 3, 2019, Campton pleaded guilty to robbing Home Savings Bank on East Washington Avenue on September 4, 2018, and stipulated to robbing the Cottage Grove Road Associated Bank on August 25, 2018, and the West Broadway Street Associated Bank on August 31, 2018.

Campton had just been released from Wisconsin state prison on June 7, 2018, after completing the Earned Release Program, an intensive substance abuse treatment program.  Judge Conley noted that this program had no impact on Campton’s return to drug use and subsequent string of bank robberies that terrorized the victims.  Judge Conley found Campton’s actions outrageous and warned him that if he does not clean up his act when released from this sentence, he will be going back to federal prison.  Campton was also ordered to pay restitution.

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

Updated August 6, 2019

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