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Omaha Man Sentenced to 77 Months for Being a Felon In Possession of Firearm

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

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Kevin Gray, 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on March 10, 2023, in federal court in Omaha for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Gray to 77 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On November 10, 2020, Gray sold a Ruger 5.7-caliber handgun to a cooperating witness working with law enforcement. Due to three previous felony convictions for robbery, Gray is prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law.

This case is part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. The United States Attorney’s Office has prosecuted this case with support from the following Project Guardian partners: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Omaha Police Department. For more information about Project Guardian, please see


Susan Lehr - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700                                                                         

Updated March 15, 2023

Firearms Offenses