A Bosnian national became the third of four men to be sentenced to federal prison for robbing two armored truck guards at Casino Arizona at Talking Stick more than 18 months ago.
Adnan Alisic, 28, was sentenced to 17 years and seven months in prison in U.S. District Court on Monday for a robbery that included a failed elaborate escape plan on all-terrain vehicles placed in a Scottsdale sewer.
Alisic was convicted by a federal jury on Nov. 28, 2007, of conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by threats, violence and robbery and use of a firearm in a crime of violence, according to U.S. District Court in Phoenix.
On July 21, 2006, Alisic and three other men joined a conspiracy and executed a robbery of an armored car depositing cash for the casino on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Alisic and co-conspirator Ismar Kabaklic approached two armored car drivers as they were loading cash onto a cart behind the casino. Kabaklic was armed with a simulated AK-47 assault rifle, and Alisic sprayed the guard with pepper spray.
The men stole more than $700,000 from the armored car, sped away and led police on a high-speed chase into Scottsdale before they were all arrested the same day.
Kabaklic pleaded guilty in the robbery and was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison on March 24.
Bakir Mujkic, who helped plan the robbery, was sentenced to two years in prison on March 10, and Daniel Mujkic, who also pleaded guilty in the robbery, is scheduled to be sentenced April 28.