United States Attorney Steven A. Russell announced that Bumatet G. Duop, 25, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for possessing a stolen firearm. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher, sentenced Duop to 15 months imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his federal sentence is complete, Duop will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.
The defendant is presently serving a 10-year prison term in the Clarinda Iowa Department of Corrections following a conviction for intimidation with a dangerous weapon imposed in April 2022. After his release from state custody, Duop will begin serving his federal sentence.
On January 26, 2022, the Omaha Police Department executed a Court authorized search warrant at Duop’s Omaha residence to look for firearms and drugs. Duop was found in a bedroom of the residence where officers also located at Taurus 9mm handgun, which had been stolen out of Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 12, 2020.
This case was investigated by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Omaha Police Department and was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
Susan Lehr, First Assistant U.S. Attorney; Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700