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Defendant Jae Chul Shin Found Guilty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2013

ALICIA A. G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and CNMI, announced that a verdict was reached on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, after a two-week jury trial in the criminal case of U.S. v. Jae Chul Shin, Criminal Case No. 12-00041.

Defendant Shin, age 34, was found guilty of Importation of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, in violation ofTitle 18, United States Code, § 2 and Title 21, United States Code, §§ 22, 952 and 960. The defendant used a courier to import 407 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $250,000.

The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal and will be held in jail until sentencing which is scheduled for July 8, 2013, at 1:30 P.M. in the District Court of Guam. Under federal law, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum of ten years imprisonment without parole and a maximum fine of four million dollars.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Karon V. Johnson prosecuted the case for the United States and was assisted by Special Agents from the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Special credit is also given to Officer Shaun Kim of the Guam Police Department who acted as interpreter.

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