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       SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS: Rhasheel Charles CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was ordered by a federal judge to serve five years in prison for trying to take eight pounds of cocaine from here to Florida and being part of a larger drug smuggling conspiracy, according to

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CAUGHT UP IN A CHRISTIE’S CORK CAPER: Former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith “Judi” Fitzgerald authorized the liquidation of Jeffrey Prosser’s company and assets to satisfy a loan that he had found alternate financing for. Fitzgerald resigned from her position as a federal judge in May of 2013 without fanfare —

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HURRY DOG EAT RAW MEAT: ICC Interim Manager Byron Smyl of Alvarez and Marsal in Miami allegedly lobbied for a $14 million “telephone switch” for St. Martin Cellular just before the company was scheduled to go out of business. The loan was approved for St. Croix’s VITELCO, because it had

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BAGGED AND TAGGED: Thirty pounds of marijuana was intended for sale in St. Thomas until federal authorities stepped in and seized the shipment in the U.S. mail. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arraigned in federal court on charges that he tried to bring 30 pounds of marijuana

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HIGH-FLYING BODYGUARD: Neal Chesterfield was caught at the airport with 48 pounds of cocaine in his luggage. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three St. Thomas men — including a Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) officer — were formally accused of wrongdoing by a federal grand jury on Thursday for their

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FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, FAIRTON, NEW JERSEY: Former St. Thomas Sen. Alvin Williams, Jr.’s home for the first 1,209 days of his 4.3-year sentence. According to the terms of his sentencing, he must still serve three years of supervised release. SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT–EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS By John F.

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V.I. AG CLAUDE WALKER: Accused Troy Titley formerly worked for the V.I. Department of Justice. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who claimed on social media that he is a “Virgin Islands … police officer” was arraigned on federal charges that he aided four men and one boy in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas residents were sentenced in federal court today to 1.75 years and 2.25 years respectively in prison for their admitted roles in illegally trafficking firearms — including an AK-47 assault rifle, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Mohammed Jubran, 27, of St. Thomas, was

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LIFE IS A PARTY! Only the venue will be shifting to a prison cell for Mr. Melvin Marvin Petersen of St. Thomas — an habitual criminal offender, according to court documents. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was ordered in federal court to serve at least two and a

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TOO SEXY FOR HIS/HER SHIRT? Filipino “men” are coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands to teach underage boys and become role models for our impressionable youths, instructing them in the questionable ways of  an uncivilized part of Asia and their permissive, anti-Christian Asian culture … but not Caribbean culture …

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