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St. Croix Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Firearm Conviction

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

St. Croix, USVI – Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Wednesday sentenced Gregory Williams, Jr., 24, of St. Croix, to 12 months in prison for Illegally Receiving a Firearm, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Judge Lewis also sentenced Williams to one year of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine.

          In April of this year, Williams pleaded guilty to Illegal Receipt of Firearms.  As part of his plea, Williams admitted that in January 2015, he picked up a package at the post office that had been sent from Florida knowing it contained an illegal firearm.  The package contained a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol with an obliterated serial number.  Williams, a resident of St. Croix, is not a licensed importer, dealer, or collector of firearms.  

            The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the United States Postal Inspection Service, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rami S. Badawy.

Updated August 21, 2015