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Sioux Falls Man Charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Omot Musa Karlo, age 20, was indicted on November 9, 2021.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 22, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 31, 2021, Karlo, who had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a Glock 19mm Luger caliber, semi-automatic pistol, which had been previously shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

The charge is merely an accusation and Karlo is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the Sioux Falls Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.   

Karlo was remanded to the custody of the State pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Updated November 23, 2021