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St. Thomas Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Firearms Conspiracy

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

St. Thomas, USVI – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Ja’Moi Khadeem Corraspe, 23, to 48 months in prison for conspiracy to ship firearms with obliterated serial numbers, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Carlos A. Canino announced. Judge Gomez also sentenced Corraspe to serve three years of supervised release, 600 hours of community service and pay a $100 special  ssessment.

On September 14, 2015, Corraspe pleaded guilty to conspiracy to ship firearms with obliterated serial numbers. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, between August 6, 2013, and October 7, 2013, Corraspe conspired with other individuals to mail two firearms with obliterated serial numbers from Jacksonville, Florida, to St. Thomas. Corraspe is not a federally licensed firearm dealer and is not authorized to possess the firearm in the Virgin Islands.

This case was investigated by ATF. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

Updated February 4, 2016