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Faulkton Man Charged With Possession Of Ammunition By A Prohibited Person

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Faulkton, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for three counts of Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person.

Frank Facinelli, age 43, was indicted on July 15, 2014. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 1, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, at least 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Facinelli's alleged possession of ammunition following multiple felony convictions. The charges are merely an accusation and Facinelli is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.   

Facinelli was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015