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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court today that he willfully escaped from local custody and could have five additional years tacked onto the 23 years in prison he is already serving. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas, Jr., 29, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George
CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD How Two Barrels of Paint And A Bag From A Lipton Ice Tea Container Can Be Worth $394,000
SAN JUAN — Last week was a bad week for somebody or several somebodies in the Dominican Republic awaiting cash from Puerto Rico. On March 11, a car being ferried by the M/V Maestro Universe from Port of San Juan to Santo Domingo had two green 55-gallon barrels in it.
St. Croix Bartender Gets 1.5 Years In Prison For Bringing 10 Pounds of Marijuana On American Airlines Flight
CHRISTIANSTED – A well-known St. Croix bartender was given 1.5 years in prison Thursday by a federal judge for bringing about 10 pounds of marijuana on a commercial flight. Gibbs Bully, 52, of Christiansted, was sentenced in U.S. District Count on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to
Dominican Republic Man Who Sneaked Back In To Territory Nine Months After Deportation Gets 1.5 Years
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national who returned to the territory nine months after he was deported from the United States — gets to stay another 1.5 years here — in prison United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Dominican
Florida Woman Who Stole Funds From National Park Service In St. John Gets Less Than Two Years In Prison
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Florida businesswoman was given 1.83 years in prison today for stealing National Park Service funds. Adrian L. Foster, 50, of Miami, was sentenced today as a result of her conviction for making a false statement to a federal agency, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
Two Dominicans Face 10 Years In Prison After Guilty Pleas To Trafficking 2,204 Pounds of Cocaine Here
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two of three Dominican Republic nationals admitted in federal court to their roles in bringing 2,204 pounds of cocaine to the region. Edwin Vargas, 31, and Lennin Cornelio-Perez, 32, each of Santo Domingo, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given 30 years in prison by a federal judge today for attempted murder and gun crimes, authorities said. Daniel Carino, 37, of Estate Whim, was sentenced to ten years of incarceration for possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and to
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was given 12.5 years in prison today for taking an underage girl to Mariendahl to have sex. Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, of Estate Bovoni, was sentenced as a result of his conviction for transporting a minor for illegal sexual activity, United States Attorney Gretchen
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man is accused of entering a local bank and taking things from it when it was closed for business. Clement Bougouneau, 51, of St. Thomas, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Monday, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Bougouneau
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A man who was born in Mexico and crossed the United States’ southern border to enter here illegally eighteen years ago admitted so in federal court today. Edgar Ramirez aka Rodolfo O. Salinas, 36, of Mexico City, pleaded guilty to false claim of United States citizenship, U.S.