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Sioux City Man Back to Prison for Violating Federal Supervised Release

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

A man who violated the terms of his federal supervised release was sentenced April 7, 2023, to more than one year in federal prison.

Rahmaan El Herman, 41, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a Judge found him guilty of violating the terms and conditions of his supervised release.  El Herman was sentenced in October 2008 to 180 months imprisonment with 5 years of supervised release following for his conviction of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute crack cocaine.

Evidence at the hearings showed El Herman violated multiple conditions of his supervised release which included multiple failures to report for drug testing and possessing a firearm during an assault of another person.

El Herman was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  El Herman was sentenced to 12 months’ plus one day imprisonment.  He must also serve a one-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

El Herman 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 Shawn S. Wehde and investigated by the U.S. Probation Office and the Sioux City Police Department. 

Court file information at

The case file number is 04-4042.  Follow us on Twitter @USAO_NDIA.

Updated April 14, 2023

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