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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given five years in prison by a federal judge today for possessing about 2.3 ounces of cocaine base. Winston DeCastro, 45, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on the charge of aiding and abetting the distribution of “crack cocaine,”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three men were sentenced for their roles in a jewelry store heist in St. Thomas in 2013. Ron Delano Kuntz, 44, of St. Thomas, and Shawn McIntosh, 25, and Keon Wilson, 23, of St. Croix, were sentenced today for their roles in the armed robbery of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic was arrested Monday on federal charges for allegedly trying to mail himself 17.5 ounces of cocaine. Domingo Diaz, 40, was told in U.S. District Court that he was charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and attempted possession with

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in February appeared in a federal courtroom to hear the charges against him for the first time today. Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after a Federal Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – United States Attorney Gretchen Shappert and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Douglas A. Leff announced an upcoming Interview and Interrogation Seminar for federal and territorial law enforcement scheduled for July 30th and 31st on St. Thomas. FBI trainers from the Washington D.C. field office

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CHRISTIANSTED — People on St. Croix will have to be wary of traveling in isolated areas now that a carjacking that happened near a church in Work and Rest late Friday night. A man and his sister told police they were in a black Acura Integra when two black me

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SAN JUAN — A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by a major Puerto Rico bondholder to throw out the U.S. commonwealth’s historic municipal bankruptcy case. U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled that the creation by the U.S. Congress of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico under

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Dominica who was arrested after a fight in April faces 10 years in prison after admitting in federal court to being an illegal alien with a gun. Lester Gabriel Charles, 35, of Roseau pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez to possession of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Dominica was given 6.5 years in prison by a federal judge for a cocaine conspiracy conviction. Kenneth James, 51, of Roseau, was sentenced before District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to 78 months incarceration for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A government contractor teaching computer skills for the Department of Labor has been given 1.5 years in prison by a federal judge for alien smuggling and identification fraud. Dean Baptiste, 53, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Wednesday on separate indictments charging conspiracy to traffic illegal aliens and bank

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