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Pennsylvania Man Michael Leonard Gets 3 Years For Concealing Crime He Didn’t Commit

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Pennsylvania man was given three years in prison for concealing a federal crime he knew someone else committed.

Michael Leonard, 21, of Philadelphia was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for misprision of a felony consecutive to the sentenced Leonard is already serving for his violation of supervision, announced U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert.

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez also sentenced Leonard to one year of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment and pay a $1,000 fine.

According to court documents, Leonard traveled with Reynaldo Lerburds and other individuals to a secluded area of St. John and was present when a shipment of cocaine was delivered.

Leonard took steps to help conceal the cocaine and did not make any effort to notify law enforcement of the receipt of the cocaine or his actions in concealing the cocaine.

Further on April 18, 2018, when Leonard was arrested he failed to advise law enforcement of the receipt of the cocaine or the transport of the cocaine.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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