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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 28, 2013

Deadwood Man Pleads To Illegally Possessing A Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Sean Jason Romanjenko, age 39, of Deadwood, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on October 18, 2013, and pled guilty to a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 
         
The charge carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of 10 years and/or a $250,000 fine.
         
On December 1, 2012, Romanjenko, a previously convicted felon, was illegally in possession of a .45 caliber pistol while at a shooting range near Deadwood. 
         
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman.
         
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set.  The defendant remains released from custody pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015