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CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to threatening to injure someone over social media, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kamoui “Turtle” Francis of Commandant Gade pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Croix to charges of transmission of threat to injure, U.S. Attorney

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Gov. Alejandro García Padilla of Puerto Rico NEW YORK — Advocates of Puerto Rican self-determination have for decades claimed that their status as a U.S. commonwealth amounts to second-class citizenship, but regular petitions to the United Nations’ Special Committee on Decolonization have so far been fruitless. This year, however, leading

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Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez SAN JUAN – The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) dismantled a drug trafficking organization responsible for the transportation of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine and drug money between Puerto Rico and the mainland United States, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez. The Drug Enforcement Administration

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Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez SAN JUAN – A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday against Jorge L. Pagán Kortright and his companies AWD Group Inc. doing business as El Torito USA, Inc., Allied Worldwide Distributors Inc., and All Wheel Drive Corp., for introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, conspiracy

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SAN JUAN – Seven men and two women have been indicted for their alleged participation in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, access devices fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Secret Service is in charge of the investigation,

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SAN JUAN – Dr. Aníbal Pagán-Romero, a general practitioner with a clinic in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, was found guilty Monday on all counts of an 82 count indictment charging 21 conspiracies and 61 individual counts of mail fraud from a scheme to defraud the American Life Assurance Company of Columbus,

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SAN JUAN – U.S. Magistrate Judge Marcos López authorized a criminal complaint charging Joseph Neil Bronson, Jr. with one count of Attempted Sex Trafficking of Children, said U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) is in charge of the investigation. According to the information

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MINNEAPOLIS – General Mills has recalled nearly 2 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios after announcing the breakfast cereal might have been contaminated with wheat. The recall includes 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cherrios affected by “an isolated incident” at the company’s facility in Lodi, Calif., “that resulted in

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MIAMI – One set of human remains has been found in the debris field from the cargo ship El Faro, but U.S. Coast Guard officials said today that they were still searching for survivors. During a press conference in Miami, Coast Guard spokesman Mark Fedor said crews had suspended their

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Some of the missing Americans presumed dead SAN JUAN – Authorities believe a cargo ship missing since Thursday with 33 crewmen aboard was lost at sea and believed to have sunk in the teeth of Hurricane Joaquin, The Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. The U.S. Coast Guard will announce

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