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Fourth Mason City Man Sentenced For Involvement in Sale of Stolen Guns

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa
Ramos had previously been convicted of a felony.

A man who assisted with the sale of a stolen firearm was sentenced October 4, 2019 to three years in federal prison.

Amador Ramos, age 46, from Mason City, Iowa, received the prison term after a guilty plea to one count of a two-count indictment filed on December 19, 2018. Ramos pled guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Ramos, a convicted felon, admitted he arranged for the sale of a stolen firearm.

On May 12, 2017, a Thompson, Iowa residence was burglarized and seven firearms were stolen. Joshua Rudnicki, Kyle Krug, and Daniel Solano were involved in the theft of the firearms; Rudnicki, Krug, and Solano were all sentenced in September. Ramos admitted to assisting Krug with the sale of one of the firearms.

Ramos was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Judge C.J. Williams.  Ramos was sentenced to 39 months’ imprisonment.  Ramos must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack Lammers and investigated by Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Mason City Police Department, and the Clear Lake Police Department.

Court file information at

The case file number is 19-CR-3058.

Updated October 7, 2019

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