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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Reducing violent crime and enhancing public safety are primary goals of the U.S. Attorney’s Office here in the Virgin Islands”, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. “On the one-year anniversary of the re-energized Project Safe Neighborhoods, we are moving forward with renewed energy to investigate and

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COLD-BLOODED HOME INVADER? CHRISS CEPEDA, 22, OF MACHUCHAL, ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED – One man was detained and two are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court today for detention hearings after they were arrested and charged in connection with a home invasion and carjacking on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Pennsylvania natives were arrested today on charges that they tried to smuggle at least 28 pounds of cocaine through the territory. Ngoc Nguyen, 21, and Fendi Brooks, 25, each of Pittsburgh, were arrested on a complaint charging them with conspiracy to possess with the intent to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was arrested today for trying to move at least 50 pounds of cocaine through the territory. Shahime Ludvig, Jr., 20, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested on a complaint charging him with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Venezuela admitted to federal charges of smuggling 357 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Manuel Rodriguez, 32, of Caracas, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a Vessel, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Lucia native who was expelled from the territory in 2014 for “moral turpitude” was given 137 days in prison on Thursday for coming to the United States illegally. Isidore Francis Isidore, 61, of St. Lucia, was sentenced today for improper entry by an alien, U.S. Attorney

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury on Thursday returned indictments against two Dominican Republic nationals charging that they were illegal aliens. A federal Grand Jury returned separate indictments against Ezequiel Rivera Gomez aka Francisco Mejia, 44, and Luis Miguel Recio Fernandez, 29, alleging that they illegally re-entered the United

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INDICTED BY A FEDERAL GRAND JURY: K’MOI CORRASPE OF ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three men were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday. A federal Grand Jury returned three separate indictments against K’Moi Corraspe, 24, Michael Hendrickson, 27, and Gamba Potter, 33, each for allegedly possessing illegal contraband

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was given 5.91 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday. Rehelio Trant, 39, of Estate Contant, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that his house in Frederiksted was used as a “grow house” to produce marijuana plants for sale. Roy Christian, 63, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. on Tuesday to manufacture of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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