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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rapid City Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearms

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Stolen Firearms was sentenced on November 8, 2016, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Michael Sullivan, age 29, was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $1336.00 in restitution.

Sullivan was charged on August 18, 2015, and pleaded guilty on August 5, 2016.  

The conviction stems from Sullivan being in possession of a Ruger 9mm pistol and a KAHR .40 caliber pistol, that he knew were stolen from a local pawn shop.

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

Sullivan was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated November 15, 2016