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Felon Sent To Federal Prison For Firearm Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa

A Sioux City man was sentenced August 21, 2013, to six years in federal prison for his illegal possession of a firearm.

Jack Dangel, age 22, of Sioux City, received his prison term after a May 21, 2013, guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dangel has a 2009 conviction in the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County for a felony offense which precluded him from lawfully possessing firearms.

Information provided by the United States at the sentencing and change of plea hearings revealed that on November 21, 2012, Dangel possessed a break-open shotgun, which was stolen, and Dangel knew it was stolen. Between January 2011 and November 21, 2012, Dangel sold at least two to three pounds of methamphetamine and multiple pounds of marijuana throughout the Sioux City, Iowa metro area, and possessed at least seven guns in connection with his methamphetamine and marijuana distribution.

Dangel was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Judge Mark W. Bennett. Dangel was sentenced to 72 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $100 was imposed. He must also serve a 3-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

Dangel is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

Court file information is available at The case file number is 12-4115.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a cooperative local, state, and federal program aimed at the enhanced prosecution of gun crimes. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Sioux City Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild.

Updated February 19, 2015