Fargo, ND, Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for His Involvement in a String of Violent Robberies

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FARGO – United States Attorney Nicholas W. Chase announced that U.S. District Court Chief Judge Peter D. Welte sentenced Jordan Daniel Kraft, age 22, Fargo, ND, to 134 months in federal prison for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Robbery. Chief Judge Welte also sentenced Kraft to 3 years supervised release and a $100.00 Special Assessment.

Investigation revealed that from May and continuing through June 2019, Kraft and Harleigh Haugen, age 21, Fargo, ND, conspired with a group of young males and females to rob customers of commercial sex. Kraft, Haugen and others posted advertisements on “Skip the Games” promoting prostitution with adult women. The defendants sought to take advantage of a group of commercial sex customers whom they believed would be unwilling to go to law enforcement if they were robbed. The defendants arranged to meet the victims in their private residences and in local apartments controlled by the defendants. Using dangerous weapons, the defendants robbed the commercial sex customers by threats of force and violence, and in some instances the victims were physically assaulted by the defendants before they were robbed.

Several of Kraft’s co-defendants were indicted in North Dakota and pleaded guilty:

• ZACHARY RONZELL MITCHELL, age 30, Fargo, ND: Pleaded guilty to One Count of Interfere with Commerce by Threats and Violence – Hobbs Act Robbery, sentenced to 72 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release.

• SHELTON LEE MOSEBY, IV, age 21, Fargo, ND: Pleaded guilty to One Count of Interfere with Commerce by Threats and Violence – Hobbs Act Robbery, sentenced to 51 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release.

• TEAJAHA SHANETTE LAYSHA GRANGER, age 24, Fargo, ND: Pleaded guilty to One Count of Interfere with Commerce by Threats and Violence – Hobbs Act Robbery, sentenced to 2 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release.

• TATYANNA DESHUAN GRANGER, age 21, Fargo, ND: Pleaded guilty to One Count of Interfere with Commerce by Threats and Violence – Hobbs Act Robbery, sentenced to 20 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release.

• TEON TYRIK BERRY, age 19, Fargo, ND: Pleaded guilty to One Count of Interfere with Commerce by Threats and Violence – Hobbs Act Robbery, sentenced to 57 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release.

• JACOBY RASHAWN LEE, age 30, Fargo, ND: Pleaded guilty to One Count of Interference with Commerce by Threats or Violence—Hobbs Act Robbery, sentenced to 7 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release.


• HARLEIGH JOSETTE HAUGEN, age 21, Fargo, ND: Pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Robbery, sentenced to 45 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release.

“Kraft and his associates were motivated by greed and showed a willingness to harm others for profit,” said acting Special Agent in Charge Jamie Holt of HSI St. Paul. “This case represents another successful collaborative effort by law enforcement to help victims and lock up violent criminals.”

This case was investigated by the Fargo Police Department and the Homeland Security Investigations and the case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office, with Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Puhl assigned to the case.

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