Skip to comments.Universal Allah gets 3 1/2 years in prison in Stradivarius robbery
Posted on 07/25/2014 3:45:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
One of the two Milwaukee men involved in the January armed robbery that briefly netted them a $5 million Stradivarius violin was sentenced Thursday to 31/2 years in prison.
Universal K. Allah, 37, pleaded guilty in May to robbery as a party to a crime. In addition to his prison term, Allah will remain under extended supervision for another 31/2 years, must avoid contact with the people involved in the attack and pay $4,014.57 in lost wages and ambulance fees to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Dennis P. Moroney called Allah's actions egregious and said someone at Allah's "stage of life should simply know better." Allah's attorney and even the prosecutor had recommended only a suspended prison term and probation for three years.
The crime's purported mastermind, Salah Salahadyn, 42, had been set to enter a guilty plea Thursday, but it was postponed. Allah, who had no prior criminal record, admitted providing Salahadyn, a felon, with the Taser used in the attack.
According to the criminal complaint, the 300-year-old Lipinski Stradivarius was stolen Jan. 27 from Almond after he was hit with a Taser as he left a performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Milwaukee police arrested the suspects on Feb. 3, and two days later investigators found the violin nestled in a suitcase that was in the attic of a Bay View home.
Almond read a statement in court and described the attack, which he called "nothing short of brutal."
"Of course I had no idea how much my life would change after playing the last note of that performance," Almond said. "After decades of playing high-end instruments, I considered myself fairly prudent in terms of personal safety and taking care of something so extraordinary as a Stradivarius violin...
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Universal K. Allah, 37, waits for the start of his sentencing hearing for his role in the robbery of a Stradivarius violin valued at $5 million.
To wrap up the Lipinski Strad theft...
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Seems there are links between racist Universal Knowledge Allah and racist Supreme Solar Allah (son of racist Rat congresscreature Gwen Moore).
Hmmmm. Maybe I should change my last name to “God”. That would really get me some respect.
(3 1/2 years? That's all? IMO should be a minimum of 10 years!)
Now Mr. Allah will have time to learn to actually play the violin. (No wait, I understand they don’t allow violins in prison...shame, he could have done so well). Enjoy your stay thief, we are paying for you room and board.
Universal Allah aka Galactic Gaia.
I think convicted criminals should be required, at sentencings, to dress the way they were attired when they committed to offense, including clothing and hair do.
How did these boobs think they were going to fence a $5 million dollar Stradivarius? Take it down to the local pawn shop? Idiots.
—maybe he can learn to play the skin flute-—
My all-time favorite composer.
He avoided 10 years by pleading guilty. As it is, he gets 3 1/2 in the pokey and 3 1/2 probation. That means 7 years when he cannot vote. That’s a good thing, unless one of his friends votes in his place.
You're forgetting....this is Milwaukee. His votes will be all over the place.
Well, I was hoping...
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