MADISON, WI. – Timothy M. O’Shea, US Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, introduced that Ka’Toine Richardson (aka Kado), 20, of Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced right now to 4 years by US Chief Justice James D. Peterson was convicted in federal jail for receiving a handgun whereas serving a state crime cost. This sentence can be adopted by three years of supervised launch.
On March 18, 2022, Richardson confronted 11 felony counts in Dane County, Wisconsin instances. The expenses included housebreaking with a harmful weapon and housebreaking of a constructing or dwelling, bail trespassing, possession of a firearm after being decided a legal offence, resisting an officer and recklessly endangering first and second diploma safety. Those expenses are pending, and Richardson is presumed harmless till confirmed responsible.
Despite these allegations, on March 18, 2022, Richardson obtained a firearm by stealing it from one other particular person. Richardson owned the firearm till March 23, 2022, when he was arrested.
In handing out the four-year sentence, Judge Peterson mirrored on Richardson’s legal historical past, his pending state expenses, and the risk he posed to public security. In his handle to Richardson, Judge Peterson acknowledged that he “makes people unsafe” and that the “community reasonably perceives.” [Richardson] as a risk.” The four-year sentence, Judge Peterson concluded, particularly deterred Richardson from endangering the general public and gave Richardson, with three years of federal supervision, a possibility to flip his life round.
The expenses towards Richardson have been the outcome of an investigation performed by the Fitchburg Police Department with help from the Madison Police Department, the Dane County Sheriff’s Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. US Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea prosecuted this case.
This case is an element of Project Safe (*4*) (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of legislation enforcement and the communities they serve to scale back violent crime and gun violence and make our neighborhoods safer for all. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a Violent Crime Reduction Strategy that strengthens PSN primarily based on these core ideas: Fostering belief and legitimacy in our communities, Supporting community-based organizations that assist stop violence from occurring within the first place, Focus and strategic alignment of enforcement priorities and measurement of outcomes.