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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 possess with

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JUDGE CURTIS GOMEZ: Ordered Walid John, 37, to serve 10 months in prison on federal gun conviction. 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 a domestic

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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 firearm by

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FREE AS A JAIL BIRD: Denis Davydov, a Russian national with HIV in the USA. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A gay Russian national with HIV was detained by federal customs officials in St. Thomas and could be deported back to Putin’s authoritarian police state under new protocols established by President Donald

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ARRAIGNMENT SET: Shaquielle Correa CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Croix man accused of being one of four men who robbed Gems and Gold Corner in St. Thomas of $161,000 worth of jewelry four years ago made his initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday. Shaquielle Correa, 21, appeared before U.S.

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SMILING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK: Accused thief Aesha Rivers says on social media that she is retired from the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) and is currently working as the “Emergency Planning Coordinator” for the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA). CHRISTIANSTED – A former Virgin Islands

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BULLET HOLES AND BURGERS: It’s the wild, wild west in East Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas where teen-age gunmen are allowed to open fire on innocent civilians on a tropical island where justice doesn’t just take a back seat to lawlessness … it’s not even allowed to enter the courtroom. CHARLOTTE

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SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT–EXCLUSIVE TO THE V.I. FREE PRESS – PART FIVE By JOHN F. McCARTHY V.I. Free Press Reporter To take over Jeffrey Prosser’s Innovative Communications Corporation (ICC) the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (RTFC/CFC) needed a rogue operator who could hold public hearings on all three Virgin Islands

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       SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS: Rhasheel Charles CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was ordered by a federal judge to serve five years in prison for trying to take eight pounds of cocaine from here to Florida and being part of a larger drug smuggling conspiracy, according to

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CAUGHT UP IN A CHRISTIE’S CORK CAPER: Former U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith “Judi” Fitzgerald authorized the liquidation of Jeffrey Prosser’s company and assets to satisfy a loan that he had found alternate financing for. Fitzgerald resigned from her position as a federal judge in May of 2013 without fanfare —

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