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District of Virgin Islands

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Receipt Of Firearm

St. Croix, USVI - Gregory Williams, Jr., 24, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty today in District Court on St. Croix to one count of Illegal Receipt of a Firearm, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

As part of his plea, Williams admitted that on January 30, 2015, he received a package containing one .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol with an obliterated serial number. Williams admitted that the package was his and that he knew it contained a firearm. The package was mailed to St. Croix from Florida. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted the package.

Williams is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for August 19, 2015.

The case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rami S. Badawy.

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Updated June 22, 2015