Milwaukee Man Pleads Guilty in Theft of $5M Violin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

One of two Milwaukee men accused in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin a few months ago has pleaded guilty to robbery.

Online court records say 36-year-old Universal K. Allah was convicted Wednesday morning. His sentencing hearing is set for late July.

He and Salah Salahadyn were charged with felony robbery in the case. Salahadyn pleaded not guilty, and is scheduled for another plea hearing on June 30.

A criminal complaint says Allah provided the stun gun used to attack and rob a violin concertmaster. The complaint says Salahadyn had been plotting to steal a Stradivarius.

The 300-year-old violin was missing for nine days before police recovered it in good condition.

A message left with Allah's public defender, Paul Ksicinski, was not immediately returned.

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