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Man Sentenced to 17 Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

St. Thomas, USVI – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Nathaniel Sumayah, 31, of St. Thomas, to 17 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. Judge Gomez also ordered Sumayah to pay a $100 special assessment and complete 400 hours of community service.

On November 9, 2016, Sumayah pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the plea agreement, on August 13, 2016, federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) executed a search warrant of Sumayah’s residence and discovered two firearms, six magazines, and approximately 280 rounds of assorted ammunition, all of which belonged to Sumayah.

The case was investigated by ATF and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith J. Edwards.

Updated March 16, 2017

Firearms Offenses