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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that her office will be hosting a multi-district training this week, focusing on the investigation and prosecution of transnational organized drug trafficking crime as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. “The principal mission of OCDETF

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FREDERIKSTED — The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Grove Place Weed and Seed Program cordially invites you to participate in their “Get to Know the Law on Marijuana” panel discussion on May 30th at the Eulalie Rivera Elementary School auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Virgin Islands Police Department Grove Place Weed and Seed is a community-based program that is dedicated to educating

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WASHINGTON —  The global law firm Jones Day announced that former U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe has joined the Firm’s Washington Office as a partner in the Investigations & White Collar Practice.  Sharpe comes to Jones Day after serving as U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands from 2009 through 2017. He

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A U.S. Navy sailor has been charged in connection with a shooting incident that left a V.I. Superior Court marshal seriously wounded this week. Prosecutors have charged Lessroy Gumbs, 27, with attempted first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of an unlicensed

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CHRISTIANSTED — A “drug kingpin” who played ball with the feds in order to entrap the underlings in his crack cocaine operation received a reduced sentence in federal court on Monday. Robert Klyvert, 47, of St. Croix, was sentenced to five years in prison for distribution of crack cocaine, United

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rico man who brought 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix by boat got a decade in prison from a federal judge on Monday. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson sentenced Jean Cruz-Albert, 28, of Puerto Rico, to the mandatory 10 years in prison

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CHRISTIANSTED — After a three-day trial, a former Virgin Islands National Guard major and acting commander was convicted of fraud charges in federal court on Thursday. Aesha Rivers, 43, of St. Croix, was found guilty following a jury trial in U.S. District Court of 48 counts of wire fraud; one

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two St. Croix men were handed relatively light sentences of two years and one year in prison by a visiting federal judge after being convicted of charges related to dealing crack cocaine here. Nolly King, 36 of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday for distribution of crack cocaine, and

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CHRISTIANSTED – Manuel Alberto Fuentes-Acosta, 46, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced Thursday for re-entry of removed alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne Thompson sentenced Fuentes-Acosta to time served and a $100 special assessment. Fuentes-Acosta had been detained from November 2018. He pled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man accused in Virgin Islands Superior Court of killing one man and shooting another now faces additional charges in federal court. Aubrey Frett, 30, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested on September 3 and charged in connection with the murder of 44-year-old Jerome Turnbull on September 1,

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