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Joseph Mitchell Casil Sentenced for Concealment of a Material Fact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2013

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced today that defendant JOSEPH MITCHELL CASIL was sentenced by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood in the United States District Court, to twelve (12) months imprisonment for the offense of Concealment of a Material Fact. After defendant serves his term of imprisonment, he will be placed on supervised release for three years and required to perform community service.

Casil was aware that federal Marshals with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) were searching for a felony fugitive. Casil lied to the United States Marshals about the fugitive’s location. Casil’s lies to the Marshals caused the Marshals to unnecessarily extend their surveillance, but also delayed the arrest of the fugitive.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco states, “This defendant interfered in the timely capture of a felony fugitive who was fleeing arrest for a methamphetamine distribution offense. An offense of this type places not only the United States Marshals at risk, but also members of the community who have a fleeing felon in their midst. Individuals who affirmatively mislead United States Marshals in the performance of their duties will face stiff penalties in the United States District Court.”

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Initiative, a nationwide commitment to aggressively prosecute defendants who engage in drug distribution, gang involvement and violent crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas prosecuted the case for the United States. U.S. Attorney Limtiaco commends the investigative efforts of the United States Marshals Service.

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