Omaha Man Sentenced for Possession of Unregistered Firearm
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that Po Kwe, 31, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced on May 3, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to 15 months in prison by United States Senior District Judge Richard G. Kopf, for receipt and possession of an unregistered firearm. In addition to serving his prison sentence, Kwe will also serve 3 years of supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment.
On May 6, 2016, Nebraska Conversation Officers made contact with Kwe at a campsite on a Water Management Area in Pawnee County and observed various fishing violations. Officers made contact with Kwe at the campsite and the two conservation officers were given verbal consent to search a tent. Officers found a rifle and a silencer in the tent. The silencer had been removed from the rifle barrel. Kwe stated the tent and the rifle were his.
The rifle and the silencer were given to the DEA and sent to ATF for a determination that this was in fact a silencer and firearm under federal law. Kwe was not registered to have a silencer.
This case was investigated by the Nebraska Conservation Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives.
Updated May 15, 2017