U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Western District of Washington
For Immediate Release
September 17, 2013
U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan
Two Brothers Plead Guilty in Case Involving Illegal Guns, Drugs and Juvenile Prostitution
One Defendant Faces 15–20 Years in Prison for Crimes
Two Tukwila, Washington brothers who were indicted earlier this year for illegal weapons possession, have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and sex trafficking of a child. FREDERICK N. BOMBER, 31, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. FREDERICK N. BOMBER faces up to ten years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Zilly. Under the terms of the plea agreement for JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER, prosecutors and the defense must recommend between 15 and 20 years in prison when he is sentenced. Both men will be sentenced by Judge Zilly on December 19, 2013.
According to records filed in the case, both men made sales of weapons or drugs to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). In April 2013, FREDERICK BOMBER sold the agent a Browning .30–06 caliber rifle. FREDERICK BOMBER was prohibited from possessing the rifle because of prior convictions for drug offenses (2003, 2006) and bail jumping (2006).
According to his plea agreement, JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER sold crack cocaine to an ATF undercover officer on three different occasions in April and May 2013. JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER also offered the undercover officer prostitutes, and on June 14, 2013, JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER had five women go to a hotel room specified by the undercover officer. The women were detained by police. One woman was just 16–years–old. JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER assisted the woman in working as a prostitute and obtained the profits from the juvenile’s sex acts. JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER posted pictures as advertisements for commercial sex acts on backpage.com and other sites, and transported the juvenile to locations for sex acts. On the same day that the four women were detained by police, a search of JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER’s hotel room and car turned up crack cocaine as well as a 12–guage shotgun which he possessed to protect his drugs, the drug proceeds and himself.
Prosecutors will recommend not more than 20 years, and defense attorneys can recommend no less than 15 years for JAMAAL JOHNATHAN BOMBER. However, Judge Zilly is not bound by the recommendations and can impose any sentence allowed by law up to the maximum of life in prison.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), the Seattle Police Department (SPD), and the Tukwila Police Department (TPD). The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Todd Greenberg.
Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Emily Langlie at (206) 553–4110 or Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov.