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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on July 25, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Omot Musa Karlo, age 20, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Karlo was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 9, 2021.  He pled guilty on May 5, 2022.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on August 31, 2021, as Karlo, who had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed a firearm, a Glock GmbH, Model 19X, 9x19mm Luger caliber, semi-automatic pistol.  The firearm had previously been shipped and transported in interstate commerce before Karlo possessed it.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Sioux Falls Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

Karlo was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated July 26, 2022

Firearms Offenses