Kissimmee gun smuggler gets 3-year prison sentence

A 39-year-old international gun smuggler from Kissimmee will spend the next three years behind bars.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Carlos Mendoza sentenced Chrissie Fier Williams to three years and one month in federal prison for smuggling firearms internationally.

Williams had pleaded guilty to the charge on January 2, 2024.

Court records show that on five separate occasions, from January 28, 2021, through October 4, 2022, Williams prepared packages with household items to be sent to Trinidad and Tobago.

In those packages, Williams concealed numerous firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition. Specifically, the packages included fully assembled pistols and AR-style rifles, parts that could be assembled into guns, extended magazines including a 65-round drum magazine and 100-round drum magazine, and additional ammunition matching the firearms being smuggled.

Williams also prepared fake shipping manifests to conceal the contents and paid “straw shippers” to deliver the packages under their names.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dana E. Hill.

In addition, this case is part of the Project Safe Neighborhood program, which brings together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence.

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