Man convicted of masterminding theft of $5M violin

The Wisconsin man given seven years in prison

(WTMJ) – A Wisconsin man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Salah Salahadyn was sentenced Monday, more than nine months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun after a performance in Milwaukee.

Court documents say Salahadyn told an acquaintance such a robbery was his dream crime because of the instrument’s value and the ease of grabbing it from a musician walking down the street.

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