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  CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native admitted in federal court that he filed fraudulent mail loss claims with the post office totaling nearly $50,000. Shaquan Brodie, 21, formerly of St. John, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller, to making fraudulent insurance claims

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FRONTLINE BAR AND RESTAURANT IN ESTATE COLQUHOUN CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Lucia native was given 1.25 years in prison by a federal judge for entering the territory illegally and having a loaded gun. James “Jaguar” Charlery, 53, currently of St. Croix, was sentenced on March 28, 2018, in U.S. District

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SAN JUAN — With the significant increase of beachgoers and small pleasure boaters traversing the Caribbean during this Easter weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on Thursday an increased vigilance posture and advisory of reporting requirements. U.S. Border Patrol and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents will work

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MIAMI — It’s the start of the Easter weekend for many, but for 271 immigrants, including several from the Caribbean nabbed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers, it won’t be a Happy Easter. The Caribbean immigrants were mostly nabbed in the U.S. Virgin Islands,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Frederiksted man admitted in federal court on Friday to illegal weapons charges against him and a local charge related to stealing electricity to operate a marijuana grow room, Dale Ritter, 53, of Mars Hill, pled guilty on March 23, 2018, in U.S. District Count to one federal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who admitted to trafficking illegal aliens from India was given one year in prison today. Steven Lewis, 57, of St. Thomas, was sentenced for conspiracy to traffic illegal aliens, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Lewis

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former United States postal worker in St. Thomas got 3.08 years in prison from a federal judge for mailing 308 pounds of marijuana in the U.S. mail. Calvin Benjamin, 50, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court to his role in a cocaine distribution operation in the territory. Winston DeCastro, 46, of St. Croix, pled guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to one count of Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine, U.S.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomian and a British Virgin Islands native were in federal custody today on charges that they tried to sell a small amount of cocaine. Dexter Harley, 32, of Road Town, Tortola, BVI, and Jose Squiabro, 44, of St. Thomas, were each detained today pending further proceedings

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FREDERIKSTED — Federal authorities said a St. Croix man convicted of gun violence crimes who escaped from prison after his second conviction has lost a lot of weight and the public needs to re-examine his current photograph. Nathaniel “Jahreek” or “Ringo” Thomas Jr., 28, left the Golden Grove Adult Correctional

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