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DETROIT, Mich. - A man convicted of robbing a Warren business may spend the rest of his life in prison for that crime, and others as well.

A federal judge in Michigan sentenced 29-year-old Timothy Carpenter of Detroit to 116 years in prison for his role in the robberies of six cell phone stores in Michigan and Ohio.

Federal prosecutors say that Carpenter and his brother Timothy Sanders conspired with others to rob the stores, including the Radio Shack Store on Parkman Road in Warren on March 4, 2011.

After a two-week trial in December. a jury found Carpenter guilty of committing six robberies and of using a gun during five of the robberies.

"Aggressively pursuing violent offenders, particularly those associated with organized criminal groups, is among the highest priorities of the FBI," stated Paul M. Abbate, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Detroit Field Office.

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