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DRUG LORD TURNED RAT IN PRISON: Fernando Auces in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Prosecutors say an inmate at the Allen Correctional Institute in Lima, Ohio, ran a multi-state drug ring from behind bars. Fernando Auces, 52, was sentenced to six years in prison after investigators determined he was communicating, through

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ARRESTED: Martin Paul Frederick CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 48-year-old St. Thomas resident was taken into police custody in connection with an assault that happened Monday in Frenchtown, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). Police put Martin Paul Frederick under arrest about 4:30 p.m. on Monday after he was

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  GUILTY PLEA: Abdul Robinson [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man told a federal judge that he tried to sell prison inmates cellular phones while he was a guard there, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Abdul Robinson,39, pleaded guilty today in federal court on St. Croix

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 40-year-old St. Croix woman admitted in federal court that she tried to buy drugs in the local prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Kalomi Kambui — who used to work as a guard at the Golden Grove prison before the charges were brought — pleaded

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  LAYIN’ LOW: Charles A. Banks IV SAN ANTONIO — A not guilty plea has been entered for Tim Duncan’s  former financial adviser, who faces two counts of mail fraud. Lawyers for Charles Augustus Banks IV filed a waiver of arraignment, which negated the need for a hearing that had been scheduled

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NOT SO JALA JALA NOW: Jibri Roberts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man who pleaded guilty to a murder in October 2015, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison by V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston. Jibri K. Roberts of Bonne Esperance was initially charged with 20

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ARRESTED: Kinia Blyden CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 2011 St. John Festival Queen Kinia Blyden has been arrested in connection with what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to smuggle at least eight kilograms of cocaine through security at the St. Thomas airport to the mainland United States. When Blyden, 23,

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U.S. Attorney Rosa E. Rodríguez-Vélez WASHINGTON — Two people pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to commit identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling for financial gain for their respective roles in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity

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PITTSBURGH — Two accused Michigan suppliers for a heroin and cocaine ring bringing narcotics from the Virgin Islands to Pittsburgh through Detroit were advised of their rights Thursday at the Joseph F. Weis U.S. Courthouse and returned to jail without bond pending trial. Details of the case remain sparse, but

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  RAMON L. SANTIAGO CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Puerto Rico admitted in federal court on Wednesday to traveling with $45,249 in undeclared money through the St. Croix airport, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Ramon Lacen-Santiago, 41, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Golden

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