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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for 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 convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on November 4, 2021, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Brian Kadinger, age 48, was sentenced to 63 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.

Kadinger was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 12, 2021.  He pled guilty on August 20, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on May 9, 2020, in Sioux Falls, when Kadinger knowingly possessed a handgun in his vehicle.   A Sioux Falls police officer observed Kadinger sleeping in his vehicle at a storage facility.  Kadinger had ingested methamphetamine and the officer found the 9mm Glock after Kadinger was arrested.  Kadinger knew that he had previously been convicted of a felony and also knew that he was prohibited from possessing any firearms. 

The firearm had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce before Kadinger possessed it. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Sioux Falls Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.

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

Updated November 8, 2021

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