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RETURNED TO THE TERRITORY TO FACE CHARGES RELATED TO MURDER: Currup Williams [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police in Killeen, Texas have returned a St. Thomas man to the territory who is wanted in connection with one of four murders that sparked a 2016 vigil against violence in the Tutu

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. A new “surge initiative” aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Croix woman responsible for a string of jewelry store robberies on St. Thomas was ordered to serve 11 years in prison by a federal judge on Monday. Aracelis N. Ayala a/k/a “Gordita” a/k/a “Fluff,” 34, of St. Croix, was also ordered by U.S.

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(PHOTO COURTESY: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of cocaine distribution. Acio Richards, 26, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to two years in prison

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STERN LOOK: In pleading guilty, Charles Banks IV, 49, of Atlanta, admitted to a judge that he bamboozled Tim Duncan into guaranteeing a $6 million loan used as part of an investment in a sports-merchandise company, Gameday Entertainment LLC that Banks was chairman of. In total Banks allegedly stole $13.5 million from the

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By SORAYA DIASE COFFELT SPECIAL TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS [ad name=”HTML-68″] The Virgin Islands public has been informed that there were recent arrests of three individuals on corruption charges involving the alleged misuse of over $2 million in federal funds associated with the REAL ID program. The individuals arrested,

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ARRESTED IN FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Hubert “Blackest” Lee, Jr. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FAYETTEVILLE — Federal authorities successfully closed in on East End carjacking-rape suspect Hubert Lee Jr. on Monday. Lee, 22, was captured by U.S. Marshals in North Carolina and taken into custody based on a bench warrant issued by the

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was ordered by a federal judge to serve five years in prison after admitting to trying to sell nearly nine pounds of cocaine in the territory. Reinaldo Morone, 44, was sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to

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JUDGE CURTIS GOMEZ: Ordered Walid John, 37, to serve 10 months in prison on federal gun conviction. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal judge ordered a St. Thomas man on Wednesday to serve nearly one year in prison for being a person with a gun after being convicted of

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic entered a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday to charges that he fired a Glock machine pistol in St. Thomas in August. Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 35, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas to possession of a

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