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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted to his role in a marijuana possession case here and can expect little time in prison as a result. Dion Alfred-Carlton Williams, 20, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to possession of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said

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SANTO DOMINGO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of at least $3.5 million, during an exercise near the Dominican Republic. It said six smugglers had been detained in Puerto Rico pending further court action. “I couldn’t be more proud

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes blew through the U.S. Virgin Islands in fall 2017, Russell Bryan joined thousands of Americans who rushed to “chase dreams and promises” of big paychecks from the federal reconstruction effort. A contracting firm said his crew would split about $50,000 for their

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman charged with helping to illegally import firearms into the territory is fighting to have a judge suppress key evidence in the case, including incriminating photos taken from her cell phone, U.S. District Court documents indicate. Natasha Natile France was charged in December with three counts

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman from St. Kitts and Nevis is facing a possible 10-year prison sentence after attempting to use another woman’s identification documents to obtain a local driver’s license, documents filed in U.S. District Court indicate. Kyla Herbert was arrested Thursday and charged with fraud and misuse of

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court today that he willfully escaped from local custody and could have five additional years tacked onto the 23 years in prison he is already serving. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas, Jr., 29, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George

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SAN JUAN — Last week was a bad week for somebody or several somebodies in the Dominican Republic awaiting cash from Puerto Rico. On March 11, a car being ferried by the M/V Maestro Universe from Port of San Juan to Santo Domingo had two green 55-gallon barrels in it.

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CHRISTIANSTED – A well-known St. Croix bartender was given 1.5 years in prison Thursday by a federal judge for bringing about 10 pounds of marijuana on a commercial flight. Gibbs Bully, 52, of Christiansted, was sentenced in U.S. District Count on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national who returned to the territory nine months after he was deported from the United States — gets to stay another 1.5 years here — in prison United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Dominican

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Florida businesswoman was given 1.83 years in prison today for stealing National Park Service funds. Adrian L. Foster, 50, of Miami, was sentenced today as a result of her conviction for making a false statement to a federal agency, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

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