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FOUND GUILTY: YAIRA COTTO FLORES SAN JUAN — A federal jury in Puerto Rico has found a teacher guilty of transporting a 14-year-old male student to a motel with the intent to have sex. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday that Yaira Cotto Flores was the student’s English teacher at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic national deported in 2014 admitted in federal court that he tried to illegally enter the United States in St. Thomas in February. Gustavo Adolfo Jimenez Polanco, 30, a Dominican Republic national, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to illegal reentry into the United

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 2018 gubernatorial candidate is calling for “justice” in connection with the Virgin Islands government taking money out of payroll checks for the Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) but committing it to “other purposes.” In one of a series of eight radio ads that began in January, hedge

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican man and a Haitian man admitted in federal court today that they arranged to pick up cocaine that they sent through the U.S. mail to St. Thomas. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, plead guilty today in U.S.

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CRUZ BAY — A Terminix employee has been charged in relation to 2015 pesticide use at a St. John resort that left a Delaware family gravely ill. Jose Rivera, 59, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for allegedly violating the federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. The indictment says

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given two years in prison by a federal judge for trying to smuggle cocaine onto an airplane. Dimitrous Jefferson, 29, of Mon Bijou, was sentenced on Monday for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Chief

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A California man admitted in federal court to trying to smuggle 4.4 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Kelley “Slim” Hansen, 28, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, United

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CAPTURED: Nathaniel Thomas Jr. in Ponce, Puerto Rico PONCE — Two wanted St. Croix fugitives were arrested in Puerto Rico in back-to-back raids by the U.S. Marshals Service on Saturday. Ivan James, wanted for a double homicide by the Virgin Islands Police Department and Nathaniel Thomas Jr., wanted for escape

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix baggage handler who was caught with cocaine strapped to his leg at the airport was given two years in prison by a federal judge, authorities said. Ray Harris, Jr., 24, was sentenced Thursday for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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SAN JUAN – A former Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for possessing and producing child pornography. The sentence follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with

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