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Sioux Falls Man Charged with Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person.

Vasiliy Vasilyevic Manuylo, age 25, was indicted on March 3, 2020.  He appeared before Veronica L. Duffy on March 5, 2020, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

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

On or about January 26, 2020, in the District of South Dakota, Manuylo, knowing he had been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and then being an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance, did knowingly possess a firearm and ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

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

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

Manuylo was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for May 12, 2020.

Updated March 12, 2020