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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 5, 2015

Eilin Castillo Charged With Illegal Entry, Gun Possession

St. Thomas, USVI – A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment on March 5, 2015, charging Eilin Montano Castillo, 33, of the Dominican Republic with possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and illegal entry by an alien, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Castillo was arrested on November 17, 2014, and remains in custody while he awaits arraignment and advice of rights on the indictment. If convicted for possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, Castillo faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. If convicted for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and if convicted on the illegal entry by an alien charge, he faces a maximum of six months in prison.

United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David White.

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Updated June 22, 2015