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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Dominica was given two years in prison by a federal judge for being an illegal migrant with a gun. Lester Charles, 36, of Roseau, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Gretchen
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two South American men were given just over seven weeks in prison for coming to the United States illegally. Dionis Luiz Gomez, 31, of Venezuela and Roman Perez Hernandez, 34, of Argentina were sentenced today to 52 days for illegal entry, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that the Virgin Islands U.S.Attorney’s Office is sponsoring training this week for prosecutors from the USVI and Puerto Rico and federal agents here in the territory who are dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of large-scale narcotics and organized crime
KANSAS CITY — Three seasoned Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers and U.S Attorney Gretchen C.F.Shappert represented the territory at last week’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Conference in Missouri. The Conference brought together federal prosecutors andtheir law enforcement partners from across the nation and included speeches by President DonaldTrump,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native who was deported from the United States last year for drug trafficking got 1.75 years in prison from a federal judge for trying to sneak into the territory in May. Victor Gonzalez Rodriquez, 35, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A BVI native and a Florida man who allegedly brought a combined $88,000 to the territory in their luggage from the BVI were charged with two federal crimes in St. Thomas today. A federal Grand Jury today returned separate indictments against Mikiel Robin, 21, of Road Town,
GET A LEG UP: Ashley Warner, 54, of Road Town, Tortola, BVI begins serving his 10-year sentence for cocaine smuggling today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islands native was given 10 years in prison by a federal judge today for smuggling 22 pounds of cocaine through the airport in
CHRISTIANSTED – Four mostly elderly Guyanese men admitted in federal court that they tried to smuggle 8,300 pounds of cocaine into the Caribbean. Mohamed Hoseain, 70, and Richard La Cruz, 51, each of Georgetown, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to possession of cocaine on
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native got 1.5 months in prison for entering the United States illegally here. Juan Lorenzo Matias Peralta, 38, of Santo Domingo was sentenced today 45 days for illegal entry, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller also ordered Peralta to pay a $10
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Pennsylvania man was given three years in prison for concealing a federal crime he knew someone else committed. Michael Leonard, 21, of Philadelphia was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for misprision of a felony consecutive to the sentenced Leonard is already serving for his