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Oahu man, 25, sentenced in Pearl Harbor theft, meth case

By Star Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:20 a.m. HST, Jan 22, 2014



A 25-year-old Oahu man was sentenced to a six-year prison term last week in federal court following a plea tied to an attempted theft of more than $17,000 in electronic items from the Navy Exchange at Pearl Harbor, identity theft, and a drug offense. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway sentenced Ashon L. Fain-Farias on Jan. 13 following a plea to one count of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine; one count of conspiring to steal government property; and one count of aggravated identity theft. 

According to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney's office in Hawaii, the offenses occurred in December 2012 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, and the theft and aggravated identity theft offenses involved two co-defendants, 

Joseph Routt, 37, and Chanice Viloria, 20, both of Oahu. Routt and Viloria received sentences of 14 months and 10 days for their roles in the conspiracy.  

Fain-Farias, Routt, and Viloria attempted to steal "high-value" electronic items from the Navy Exchange at Pearl Harbor (NEX) by using a military identification card obtained from a military retiree to gain access to the NEX on Dec. 18 and Dec. 19. All three were apprehended on Dec. 19. 

During a subsequent search of Fain-Farias' car, Naval Security Forces found a bag containing over 35 grams of methamphetamine, 17 grams of cocaine base, and drug distribution material.

Fain-Farias will serve four-year terms for the drug and theft conspiracy charges concurrently. A mandatory two-year term for identity theft must be served consecutively to the four-year terms.

The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Naval Security Forces. 







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