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Convicted Felon Sentenced for Firearm Possession

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Anthony Williams to 30 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced Wednesday.

According to Sharpe, Gomez also ordered Williams to pay a $100 special assessment and to perform 300 hours of community service.

Williams, 48, pleaded guilty on June 23 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on Sept. 16, 2015, Williams was found in possession of a 9 mm Taurus pistol while he was at the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.

Williams previously had been convicted in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense, and possession of a stolen firearm.

The case was investigated by the V.I. Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith Edwards.

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