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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 12, 2016

Hot Springs Man Sentenced for Firearm Offense

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Hot Springs, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on February 11, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Curtis Bennett, age 55, was sentenced to 1 day in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Bennett was charged on July 21, 2015, and pleaded guilty on October 16, 2015.

The conviction stems from Bennett, a previously convicted felon, knowingly and unlawfully being in possession of a Smith & Wesson, model 10, .38 caliber revolver.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Explosives, and Firearms and the Rapid City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Patterson prosecuted the case.

Updated February 12, 2016