U.S. Man Pleads Guilty in Case of Stolen Stradivarius Violin

From the Wall Street Journal:

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond plays the Lipinski Stradivarius violin in February at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wis. Associated Press

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond plays the Lipinski Stradivarius violin in February at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, Wis. Associated Press

MILWAUKEE—A U.S. man pleaded guilty Wednesday to providing the stun gun used to rob an orchestra concertmaster of a $5 million Stradivarius violin.

Universal K. Allah, 36, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine when he is sentenced in late July.

Mr. Allah provided the stun gun used to attack and rob a violin concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in January, according to the criminal complaint. The concertmaster dropped the instrument, and the robber grabbed it, jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled.

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