Eddie Paulino Found Guilty on “ICE” Charges; Brother Chris Acquitted

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Guam – Eddie Paulino was found guilty in District Court today [Wednesday] of possession with intent to distribute the drug known as ice. His brother Chris was acquitted of all charges.

Following a 2 week jury trial in Federal Court,  U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco announced that:

“Defendant Eddie Paulino was found guilty of Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute 109.5 net grams of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C.  § 842 and 18 U.S.C. § 2.”

However Eddie Paulino was acquitted on all the other charges in the indictment against him and his brother Christopher Paulino, was acquitted of all charges against him.

But Chris Paulino is scheduled to start another trial on charges of importation of 9.4 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride on March 8.

Eddie Paulino was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until sentencing which is scheduled for May 24. He faces a mandatory minimum term of ten years imprisonment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen Johnson prosecuted the case for the United States and was assisted by special agents from DEA and postal inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service.

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the NMI, announced that a verdict was reached today, after a two-week jury trial in the criminal case against two brothers,

U.S. v. Eddie Pablo Paulino and Christopher Pablo Paulino, Criminal Case No. 10-00063.  Defendant Eddie Paulino was found guilty of Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute 109.5 net grams of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C.  § 842 and 18 U.S.C. § 2.  Eddie Paulino was acquitted of all other charges on the Indictment.   Defendant Eddie Paulino was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service until sentencing which is scheduled for May 24, 2011, at 9:30 A.M. in the U.S. District Court of Guam.   Under federal law, defendant Eddie Paulino faces a mandatory minimum term of ten years imprisonment.

      The second defendant, Christopher Paulino, was acquitted of all charges against him, however, he is scheduled to start another trial on   

charges of importation of 9.4 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride on March 8, 2011, at 9:30 A.M., in Criminal Case No. 10-00062, in the U.S. District Court of Guam.

      AUSA KARON V. JOHNSON prosecuted the case for the United States and was assisted by special agents from DEA and postal inspectors from the U.S. Postal Service.