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Southern District of Illinois

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mt. Vernon Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Purchasing Firearms

Roman Victor Dymashok, 45, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and a citizen of Ukraine, pled guilty on Thursday in United States District Court in Benton to an information charging him with three counts of making false statements in relation to the purchase of three different firearms, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Specifically, the information alleged that Dymashok provided false information regarding his use of marijuana on three federal background check forms he completed between January 2010 and July 2011. The firearms he purchased included two .223 caliber semi-automatic rifles and a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Sentencing was set for July 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the United States District Courthouse in Benton. At that time, Dymashok faces up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release to follow his incarceration on each of the three counts. Dymashok will also be required to forfeit the three firearms, as well as others he possessed, to the United States.

Dymashok has been held in custody since his arrest on these charges in May 2013. He was again remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal to await sentencing.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Illinois State Police, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

Updated February 19, 2015