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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bombing Prevention Awareness Course (BPAC) will be offered two days next week at the VITEMA offices on St. Thomas. On December 5 and 6, the courses will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that the Virgin Islands Police Department is the recipient of $300,000 as part of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program. DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded more than $12.2 million to 75 law enforcement agencies

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – United States Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said that a federal jury handed down a guilty verdict against Michael Hendrickson 28, for possession of prison contraband on Wednesday, following a one-day trial. “Contraband cell phones in correctional facilities create a security threat for correctional officers, others prisoners,

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CONVICTED! Sergio Quinones-Davila of Florida must serve 23 years in prison by order of a federal judge. CHRISTIANSTED – A Florida man was handed a 23-year prison sentence by a federal judge who said that he was the “organizer” of Venenuela to Virgin Islands cocaine trafficking operation. U.S. District Court

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. John man and a native of the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court that they tried to smuggle illegal aliens into the territory, authorities said. Brice Todman, 36, of Cruz Bay, and Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Santo Domingo, each pleaded guilty today

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CONVICTED: Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr. 20, on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who admitted in federal court that he flew in 50 pounds of cocaine on a commercial flight faces a possible life sentence, authorities said. Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr., 20, pleaded guilty today before U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man must serve 20 years in prison for being a “manager” in a Venezuela to Virgin Islands cocaine smuggling conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Thursday sentenced Jose R. Hodge, 38, to 240 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man got just over two years in prison for selling less than an ounce of crack cocaine at Sunny Isle Shopping Center four years ago. Bruce “Bird” McIntosh, 55, of Christiansted, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on the charge of

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man who admitted to an armed jewelry store robbery, gun-butting a jewelry store guard in the head and illegal gun charges over a two year period was given 15 years in prison by a federal judge. Visiting Judge Anne Thompson sentenced Ajani “Jahno” Plante, 28,

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U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT IN NEW JERSEY CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native was given 10 years in prison by a federal judge for bringing nearly 13 pounds of cocaine to the territory. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez re-sentenced Tomas Liriano Castillo, 44, to

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