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Dane County Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Bank Robbery


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on May 7, 2010, Dajuan Seals of Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 16 years confinement for robbing the Guarantee Bank inside Cub Foods at 4716 Verona Road in Madison on December 13, 2008


Seals entered a plea of no contest to the charge of Robbery of a Financial Institution on June 9, 2009.  According to the criminal complaint, Seals gave a note to the bank teller that read, "This a robbery give me all the money no one will be hurt."  The teller complied, and Seals left with $3,881 in cash.


Seals has been convicted of at least 10 other felonies, including Armed Robbery in 1995, Battery to Law Enforcement Officers in 1996, and Battery by Prisoner in 2007.  He was on supervision for the latter offense at the time he committed the bank robbery in this case. 


Seals must serve the first 7 years of his sentence as initial confinement in the Wisconsin prison system, and then serve 9 years of extended supervision.  He was also ordered to repay the $3,881 in restitution to the bank.


Attorneys for the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) have been acting as special prosecutors for Dane County in this case.  Assistant Attorney General David W. Maas represented the state.