United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling has announced that April 21, 2022, United States District Judge Lynn Adelman sentenced Michael Robertson to 15 years in federal prison after Mr. Robertson pled guilty to robbery affecting interstate commerce. Mr. Robertson was charged under the Hobbs Act. He also faced a 10-year mandatory minimum for discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
The evidence showed that on June 23, 2021, Mr. Robertson entered the 59-year old victim’s home armed with two firearms and demanded her money and property. When the victim resisted, Mr. Robertson fired his gun into her couch twice and pistol whipped her in the head. Mr. Robertson stole the victim’s bag containing U.S. currency and various controlled substances and fled.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee Area Violent Crimes Task Force and the Milwaukee Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Abbey M. Marzick.