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ARRESTED: Caheem Johnson, 22, on St. Thomas. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caheem Johnson, 22, of St. Thomas, was detained today pending further proceedings after his arrest Saturday for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting U.S. Attorney, Joycelyn Hewlett said. Johnson made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Celeste P. Bermudez, 42, of Methuen, Massachusetts, today to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for theft of federal program funds, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. Gomez also ordered St. Croix native Bermudez to

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SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY IN PRISON: Jashawn Bailey CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jashawn Bailey, 30, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. U.S. District Court

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE  — A native of the Dominican Republic who claimed credit for masterminding the shotgun robbery at the Lockhart Gardens McDonald’s that left another teen dead has changed his plea to guilty. Betel Augusto Rosario Paulino, 18, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to

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FLASH THE CASH: King Leonard, 24, poses with two female friends on social media. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two brothers who admitted in federal court to smuggling six illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic into the territory were ordered to serve a year in prison on Tuesday. King Leonard, 24, of

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If at first you don’t succeed, try try again. That seems to be the message from one St. Croix senator. Sen. Terrance “Positive” Nelson said on Thursday that he has submitted a medical marijuana legalization bill to the Legislature, despite the fact that there is little official support for it in

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FBI agents escort police officers and prison guards arrested in a major anti-corruption operation across the U.S. commonwealth to the Puerto Rico Federal Court Building in San Juan, October 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Ana Martinez) SAN JUAN — Four former or current Puerto Rico police officers have been indicted on allegations they

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LOVING FATHER: Antonio Sanes-Carmona stands in the middle of his five daughters on St. Croix. CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man will spend almost five years in a federal prison after keeping 51 images of child pornography on his computer. Antonio Sanes-Carmona, 45, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday

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EIGHT MONTHS: A federal judge didn’t give Okeyonna Njoka, 30, of Los Angeles enough time to go full term if she happens to get pregnant in prison. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A California woman will serve less than a year in prison for admitting to bringing at least 13 pounds of

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SAN JUAN – Some 27 people have been indicted by a grand jury leading up to the FBI raid of the narcotics division of the Puerto Rico Police Department yesterday, authorities said. FBI agents seized documents and electronic equipment Wednesday at the department in the north-coast town of Vega Baja.

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