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Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm By Illegal Alien

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, USVI – Eilin Montano, 35, pleaded guilty today in District Court on St. Thomas to Possession of a Firearm by an Illegal Alien, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

As part of his plea, Montano admitted that he is in the United States unlawfully and without status, and that on November 17, 2014, he discharged a firearm with an obliterated serial number in a residential area while involved in a domestic disturbance.

Possession of a Firearm by an Illegal Alien carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Sentencing is scheduled for August 30, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David White.

Updated June 22, 2015