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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bank Robber Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison

MADISON, WI—John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that U.S. District Judge William M. Conley sentenced Robert H. McCallie, 22, Kennan, Wis., to 12 years in federal prison for his role in two bank robberies—the October 14, 2009 robbery of the Security Bank in Ridgeland, Wis., and the robbery of the Dairyland State Bank, 903 Grant Avenue, Exeland, Wis., on October 30, 2009.

McCallie pleaded guilty on May 19, 2010, to both robberies and to using use of a firearm during the second robbery. The court also sentenced McCallie to three years of supervised release following his incarceration and ordered him to pay full restitution to the banks.

Co-defendant Steven R. Willard, 20, Phillips, Wis., was sentenced on June 24, 2010 to 70 months in federal prison.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Birchwood Police Department; Price County Sheriff’s Department; Rusk County Sheriff's Department; Washburn County Sheriff's Department; Barron County Sheriff's Department; Rice Lake Police Department; Rhinelander Police Department; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; and Wisconsin State Patrol. The prosecution of this case has been handled by First Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen P. Sinnott.

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