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Three St. Thomas Men Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Having Prison Contraband

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three men were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday.

A federal Grand Jury returned three separate indictments against K’Moi Corraspe, 24, Michael Hendrickson, 27, and Gamba Potter, 33, each for allegedly possessing illegal contraband in prison, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said.

All three men remain in custody at the Bureau of Corrections where they await trial on unrelated local

The indictment against Corraspe charges him with possessing a cell phone, a screwdriver and a cigarette lighter while detained at the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas.

Hendrickson’s and Potter’s indictments allege that each possessed cell phones while they were detained at the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas.

Under federal law, Corraspe faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Potter and Hendrickson each face one year in prison with fines of $250,000.

Shappert said that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not in and of itself evidence of guilt.

“Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty,” she said.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD), and the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections are investigating these cases.

They are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard Potter.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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