September 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM
Tukwila brothers plead guilty to federal firearms and drug charges
Brothers Jamaal “JJ” Bomber and Frederick Bomber pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to drugs and firearms charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Jamaal Bomber, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and sex trafficking of a child. Frederick Bomber, 31, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, both Tukwila men made sales of weapons or drugs to an undercover agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF). In April, Frederick sold the agent a Browning .30-06 caliber rifle although he was prohibited from possessing the rifle because of prior drug convictions and bail jumping, the U.S. Attofrney’s Office said.
Jamaal Bomber sold crack cocaine to an ATF undercover officer on three different occasions in April and May. He also offered to provide the undercover officer with prostitutes, including one who was 16 years old, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
According to police, Jamaal Bomber had up to nine girls and women prostituting for him — and when they weren’t selling sex, they helped him “by preparing and selling narcotics” out of a Tukwila motel room.
The brothers are scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 19. Frederick Bomber faces up to 10 years in prison. Under the terms of a plea agreement with Jamaal Bomber, prosecutors and the defense must recommend between 15 and 20 years in prison.
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