UPDATE: Prosecutors ask for 30+ Years for Suspect in Wis. Burglary Ring

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Thurs 10:11 AM, May 8, 2014

Prosecutors in multiple counties are asking that a man accused of burglarizing several homes and business during a three-year span be sentenced to prison for 35 years.

Daniel Frausto, 38, is one of two men accused of running a burglary ring spanning twelve counties, including: Winnebago, Outagamie, Dane, Waupaca, Waushara, Shawano, Portage, Calumet, Oconto, Oneida, Brown and Fond du Lac.

Oneida County District Attorney Michael Schiek tells NewsChannel 7, Frausto's prison sentence is expected to be followed by 20-25 years of extended supervision.

A plea hearing is scheduled to be held May 9 in Outagamie County. A judge will have final say regarding a prison sentence.

Daniel Frausto is currently in prison in Waupun.

Robert Miles, 29, has been charged as the other suspect in the crime ring. He's expected to remain behind bars until Feb. 2018, however he could face additional time has he has several open and pending criminal cases.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Wed 4:23 PM, Mar 26, 2014

More than three years after a shooting that sent a Three Lakes man to the hospital, prosecutors have filed charges against one of two suspects believed to be involved.

In 2012, investigators with the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department began an investigation into a series of residential and business burglaries.

In cooperation with local law enforcement and the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the Winnebago County-led investigation uncovered an organized burglary ring that had committed burglaries in 12 counties.

According to court documents investigators from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department attended the questioning of one of the suspects, Daniel Frausto, 38. During the questioning, Frausto reportedly made several references to “Oneida”.

According to the criminal complaint, Frausto told investigators he targeted the alleged victim, as he owned a gentlemen's club, and Frausto said he netted $50,000 robbing the owner of a different gentlemen's club.

Frausto told investigators during the March 2012 interview he had no problem taking money from people who “prey on addictions”.

Frausto told investigators he and another man made several trips to Oneida County to prepare for the crime. He explained he did several internet searches and surveillance of properties owned by the alleged victim to determined where he lived.

On Feb. 9, 2011, the the alleged victim said he was sitting on his couch in his Three Lakes home when two men knocked on the door. He said the men said they had been snowmobiling, but had run out of gas. The homeowner said he told them there was a gas can in the garage and they could help themselves to it. But moments later he said the men knocked again. When he opened the door, he said was hit in the face with snowmobile helmet and threatened with a gun. He said the men demanded money. The man said he then heard a gunshot and felt a sharp pain in his legs.

When the suspects left he was able to call 911. A doctor determined a single gunshot and gone through both of his legs. The bullet exited his body without hitting any bones.

Daniel Frausto is currently in prison in Waupun.

He is expected to be charged 1st degree reckless injury, armed robbery, and armed burglary. A future court day has not yet been set.


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