Hagatña, Guam – SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant VINCENT JOHN MENO, age 54, from Mangilao, was sentenced in the District Court of Guam to 24 months imprisonment, three years supervised release, 50 hours of community service, $100 special assessment fee, among other things. On December 31, 2019, Meno entered a guilty plea to Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).
On May 24, 2006, Meno was convicted in the Superior Court of Guam for Theft of Property (As a Third Degree Felony). As a convicted felon, Meno was prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition. On September 2, 2017, officers with the Guam Police Department responded to a reported criminal mischief complaint inside the Lucky Land game room in Dededo, Guam. Officers spoke with the game room cashier who identified Meno as causing a disturbance. During a pat down, officers discovered a pistol and ammunition inside a black sock tucked in Meno’s waistband.
U.S. Attorney Anderson states, “This case was adopted for prosecution as part of DOJ’s Project Safe Neighborhoods. Our federal partnership with GPD has made this program a success on Guam. Whether through prosecutions, outreach efforts or grant funding, we look forward to future opportunities to keep our communities free from gun violence.”
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Guam Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Stephen F. Leon Guerrero, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Guam.