Gregory Williams, Jr., 24, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty Friday in District Court to one count of illegal receipt of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe.
As part of his plea, Williams admitted that on January 30 he received a package containing one .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol with an obliterated serial number, according to Sharpe. Williams admitted that the package was his and that he knew it contained a firearm.
The package was mailed to St. Croix from Florida and was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Williams is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for August 19.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rami S. Badawy.