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ARRAIGNED: Steven Baxter of South Carolina CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A South Carolina man was arraigned Wednesday on federal charges that he allegedly sent guns to an associate here through the mail. Steven Baxter, 31, heard the charges against him in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas that he had sent firearms

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GUILTY: RON DELANO KUNTZ OF ESTATE TUTU CHARLOTTE AMALIE – After a two-day trial, yesterday a federal jury found Ron Delano Kuntz, 42, Keon Wilson, 22, and Shawn McIntosh, 24, guilty of Hobbs Act Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Hobbs Act Robbery, and Brandishing a Firearm During a Crime of Violence,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic national was sentenced today to three years in prison for his role in the shotgun robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant at Lockhart Gardens last year. Junior Feliz, 22, was given 36 months in jail for conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested today on an indictment charging him with two federal firearms offenses and three territorial firearms offenses, authorities said. Levi Registe, 26,  made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on the federal charges of possession of a firearm by a

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WASHINGTON — Former employees of Del. Stacey Plaskett pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges related to distributing lewd images of the Virgin Islands congresswoman and her husband. The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that Juan McCullum and Dorene Browne-Louis pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court for the District of

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CHICAGO — Residents of the Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico have no right to vote absentee in their former state of residence, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Thursday, even though residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and some in American Samoa are granted that privilege.

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SAN JUAN — Federal and local authorities in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that they will implement a “broken windows” policing campaign to fight a surge in killings across the U.S. territory, which has reported 46 homicides so far this month — double the number at the same point last year. The plan

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested for threatening to kill National Park Service rangers, trying to avoid capture by swimming to a sailboat, and clinging to its dinghy while the owner rowed to officers waiting on shore, according to an affidavit filed in federal court. Uriah Gaston, also

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REPLACES HEWLETT: Gretchen C.F. Shappert is the new acting U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the appointment of Gretchen C.F. Shappert as Interim United States Attorney pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A HIDTA initiative of the United States Attorney’s Office has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Investigative Effort Award by the National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program. “Winning a National HIDTA Award is an impressive achievement,” Michael K. Gottlieb, the National HIDTA Director

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