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CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rico man who brought 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix by boat got a decade in prison from a federal judge on Monday. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson sentenced Jean Cruz-Albert, 28, of Puerto Rico, to the mandatory 10 years in prison

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CHRISTIANSTED — After a three-day trial, a former Virgin Islands National Guard major and acting commander was convicted of fraud charges in federal court on Thursday. Aesha Rivers, 43, of St. Croix, was found guilty following a jury trial in U.S. District Court of 48 counts of wire fraud; one

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two St. Croix men were handed relatively light sentences of two years and one year in prison by a visiting federal judge after being convicted of charges related to dealing crack cocaine here. Nolly King, 36 of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday for distribution of crack cocaine, and

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CHRISTIANSTED – Manuel Alberto Fuentes-Acosta, 46, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced Thursday for re-entry of removed alien, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne Thompson sentenced Fuentes-Acosta to time served and a $100 special assessment. Fuentes-Acosta had been detained from November 2018. He pled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man accused in Virgin Islands Superior Court of killing one man and shooting another now faces additional charges in federal court. Aubrey Frett, 30, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested on September 3 and charged in connection with the murder of 44-year-old Jerome Turnbull on September 1,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man went to trial and was convicted of being a marijuana dealer. Le’Quan Registe, 25, of St. Thomas, was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute marijuana after a jury trial in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. The jury

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court today that he had a gun and he wasn’t supposed to have one. Amead Williams, 24, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possession of a firearm while under indictment, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said. According to court

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CHRISTIANSTED — Deshawn Gonsalves appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon for an Initial Appearance after his arrest by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents Gonsalves, 24, of St. Croix faces charges of possession of a firearm within a school zone, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Syrian teenager may be allowed to pursue an asylum claim in a Florida immigration court while facing a federal criminal charge in the territory. George Soufan, 18, appeared in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas on Thursday, shackled and dressed in a red Bureau of Corrections

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal Grand Jury returned a ten count indictment against a former professional boxer on St. Thomas today. John “Dah Rock” Jackson, 30, was charged with two counts of production of child pornography, three counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual

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