A man was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for his role in a firearms purchasing conspiracy that also involved his wife.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota says Fausi Ibrahim Mohamed, 22, was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison for conspiracy and providing false statements in the acquisition of firearms. His wife, 23-year-old Sabrina Aweys Ikar, was sentenced to three years of probation for her role in the crimes.
According to court documents, Ikar purchased six firearms from a licensed Robbinsdale gun shop at the urging of her husband. In each of the five transactions, prosecutors say she knowingly lied on ATF forms, stating that the guns were for her own use, though they were actually intended for her husband, Mohamed.
The guns later surfaced in connection to various crimes linked to Mohamed, including a nonfatal shooting in Minneapolis.
The case was a result of an ATF investigation, prosecutors added.
According to reports, Mohamed is a Somali Outlaws gang member charged with shooting a friend.