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CHRISTIANSTED – A 60-year-old St. Croix man who charged a fee to illegal migrants to allow them to stay in the United States without papers was sentenced to two years in prison by a federal judge. On September 2, 2016, District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Miguel Esperanza-Vasquez,

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SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES: Jamal Meade CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men were found dead on St. Thomas over the weekend — one had been shot to death multiple times and found near a bus stop by VITEMA, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On September 3, 2016 at approximately

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BUSTED! Neal Chesterfield of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s hand-picked bodyguard has been arrested at the St. Thomas airport with 47.4 pounds of cocaine in his carry-on bag and $26,025 in undeclared cash in his computer case the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Neal A. Chesterfield,

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MIAMI — Miguel Hernandez made a lot of money with “International Playmates,” his global escort service that prosecutors allege involved minors. Now he’ll spend 10 years in prison for it, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The Miami Beach man began his business in 2010 from a Fort Lauderdale hotel. The women

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 35-year-old national of the Dominican Republic was sentenced to only 1.75 years in prison for his role in a cash and assault rifles for cocaine conspiracy that was to take place on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands, according to the

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Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wilma Lewis CHRISTIANSTED – A 56-year-old St. Croix man was given a suspended sentence after admitting to using a cell phone to conduct drug deals, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Carl “Cuz” Hansen was given four years probation by U.S. District Court Chief Judge

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SHOT DEAD: Gregory Louis CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating the murder of a firefighter Thursday evening in front of the Hotel Company station at Fort Christian. Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) spokeswoman Sakeeda Freeman confirmed the identity of the victim as Gregory Louis, of St. John,

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 What 100 kilos of cocaine looks like CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a 36-year-old Puerto Rico native to 10.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to cocaine distribution conspiracy-related charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan was ordered to serve 126 months behind bars

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IN CUSTODY: Rachid Rafaa MORNE ROUGE, Martinique – An alleged terrorist who escaped house arrest in Martinique last month, is now back in custody. Rachid Rafaa was recaptured on Sunday, near the bungalow in the northern town of Morne Rouge where he had been held under house arrest for two years,

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Attorney General Claude Walker CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old St. Thomas man was handed a six-month prison sentence Tuesday for his role in an armed robbery at Raad Grocery in Savan three years ago. Tyrone Halliday, who faced nine counts in relation to the June 1, 2013 incident, accepted a

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