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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 17, 2014

Deadwood Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing A Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Deadwood, South Dakota, man convicted of Illegally Possessing a Firearm was sentenced on January 13, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Sean Jason Romanjenko, age 39, was sentenced to 2 years of probation, ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
         
Romanjenko pled guilty to the charge on October 18, 2013.  The charge related to Romanjenko knowingly being in possession of a .45 caliber pistol at a shooting range near Deadwood on December 1, 2012.  Romanjenko was previously convicted of a crime and was prohibited from possessing firearms as a result of this conviction.
         
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015