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ARRESTED: Syed Zain Gilani at the Boston offices of Safr in Massachusetts on Friday afternoon. BOSTON — The attorney for the man accused of being the mastermind of a five-year $2 million scam that allegedly defrauded the Virgin Islands government of Real ID funds says that his arrests on territorial

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ACCUSED OF OFFICIAL CORRUPTION BY V.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL WALKER: Jerris Browne CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Justice said Monday that it has filed public corruption charges against two former Bureau of Motor Vehicles officials and a local business owner, in relation to issues connected to the implementation

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ARRESTED IN FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Hubert “Blackest” Lee, Jr. FAYETTEVILLE — Federal authorities successfully closed in on East End carjacking-rape suspect Hubert Lee Jr. on Monday. Lee, 22, was captured by U.S. Marshals in North Carolina and taken into custody based on a bench warrant issued by the Superior Court

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ARRESTED: Miseala Melendez of F’sted FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman was arrested over the weekend on charges that she “slashed” the face of another woman in a local nightclub. Misaela Melendez,22, of Frederiksted was arrested by member of the Criminal Investigation Bureau on Saturday based on a bench warrant

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT–EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS – PART FIVE By JOHN F. McCARTHY V.I. Free Press Reporter To take over Jeffrey Prosser’s Innovative Communications Corporation (ICC) the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (RTFC/CFC) needed a rogue operator who could hold public hearings on all three Virgin Islands

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ARRESTED: Wingrove Clarke CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Friday, June 2, 2017 at about 9:21 p.m., officers were present at the Eldra Schulterbrandt Facility in Estate Tutu, in reference to a sexual assault. Contact was made with the suspect who was transported to the Criminal Investigation Bureau; during the process the

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MOOT COURT COMPETITION: The questions and answers are moot (debatable) for the future attorneys who participated in the 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Virgin Islands Bar Association, Westlaw and Viya. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot

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GOLDEN GROVE ADULT CORRECTIONAL FACILITY: The site of the possible suicide at the territory’s only prison. FREDERIKSTED — An inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility has committed suicide in his prison cell, authorities here said tonight. Bureau of Corrections, Assistant Director Everett Hansen, reported the possible suicide at the

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      ARRESTED: Avrel Turnbull CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a St. Thomas man was arrested Wednesday afternoon for a shooting incident that took place at the Bovoni dump last year. On Wednesday, May 03, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Avrel Turnbull was arrested based on a bench

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ARRESTED: Rashim Jamal Richards CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that disagreement between two men near the Red Hook area of St. Thomas led to one man being punched in the face and stabbed in the back with a knife. On Wednesday, May 03, 2017, at roughly 7:30 p.m. contact was

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