Grand Jury Returns Indictments
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 18, 2013|
MADISON, WI—A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Madison Man Charged with Three Robberies
Ryan Coyle, 24, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with robbing a business operating in Madison on three separate occasions. The indictment alleges that he robbed Klinke’s Cleaners on South Park Street on October 8, November 19, and November 27, 2013.
If convicted, Coyle faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.
Nekoosa Man Charged with Making a False Statement
Travis Billman, 23, Nekoosa, Wisconsin, is charged with making a false statement in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Executive Branch of the United States. The indictment alleges that the defendant sent an electronic communication to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet website stating that a certain individual was going to steal nuclear blueprints from the United States Navy and sell the information. The indictment alleges that Billman knew this statement was false.
If convicted, Billman faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Reinhard.