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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Randolph J. Seiler
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

Faulkton Man Sentenced for Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person

Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Faulkton, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person was sentenced on June 22, 2015, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Frank Facinelli, age 43, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Facinelli was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014. He pled guilty on April 6, 2015.

Facinelli, who had multiple felony convictions, was convicted of Third Offense felony Driving Under the Influence in 2012 in Faulk County. In October 2014, a parole search of Facinelli’s residence in Faulk County confirmed the presence of approximately 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.

Facinelli was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence.

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