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Trip Set Gang Member Sentenced for His Role in a Firearms Conspiracy

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

Acting United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Duop Kek Yiel, a 29-year-old member of the Trip Set gang in Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced on August 16, 2023, by Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to a term of 96 months’ imprisonment for his role in a conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking and for the specific act of possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from prison, Yiel will begin an eight-year term of supervised release.

Yiel was charged with possessing firearms beginning on or about January 3, 2021 and continuing to on or about September 18, 2022 that were connected to shootings done with other gang members and with possessing stolen, prohibited weapons, such as a stolen AK-47 that was recovered from a vehicle involved in a shooting and had Yiel’s fingerprints on it. Among the conduct tying Yiel to the conspiracy were a traffic stop in 2021 in which he and four other Trip Set members were in the vehicle. Officers located a loaded handgun. Several days before the stop, Yiel posted a video of himself with the handgun. During the time of the conspiracy, he posted numerous other videos of himself possessing firearms and large quantities of marijuana. Further, chats were recovered discussing him selling marijuana.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Matt Lierman - Chief, Drug Enforcement Unit (402) 661-3700

Updated August 18, 2023

Firearms Offenses