LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - One member of a local crime ring known as the 'Red Bull Bandits' was sentenced Wednesday to ten years in prison.
Michael Aldendorf, 29, of Louisville, is one of ten people arrested for engaging in organized crime by committing a string of robberies and thefts in the 40215 area code in the latter part of 2011. Aldendorf has been out of jail on home incarceration awaiting his sentencing. Since Aldendorf complied with all conditions of his home release the Commonwealth agreed to cut his possible sentence in half.
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Nick Mudd said he is satisfied with the sentence handed down by Judge Olu Stevens.
"We think it's fair," said Mudd. "It's a ten year sentence on all the charges, he did comply with what he was suppose to comply with while he was out so it was originally a 20 year sentence, because he complied, it's now a ten year sentence and I think both sides are satisfied with it at this point."
Ten people were originally arrested and charged with crimes ranging from burglary to organized crime. Some of the suspects have already taken plea deals while others still await their fate.
Mudd said there will be another pre-trial conference with the remaining members of the gang on Friday. Once that is complete we could learn when the remaining members will be sentenced.
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