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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that five members of the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) were recognized this morning in Washington, D.C. at the 35th Annual Department of Justice Director’s Award Ceremony for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The award was

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged with smuggling 3,384 pounds of cocaine into the region, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez, 48, were each charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that her office will be hosting a multi-district training this week, focusing on the investigation and prosecution of transnational organized drug trafficking crime as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. “The principal mission of OCDETF

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted that he was a crack cocaine dealer on the Big Island in federal court. Roosevelt Dowling, 58, of Estate La Grande Princesse, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said

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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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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Professional boxer John Jackson’s family members have offered up $541,600 worth of property as bond in an effort to persuade a federal judge to release him from jail as he awaits trial on charges that he allegedly secretly filmed himself raping an underage girl, U.S. District Court

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that a nine-member administrative team in the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) has been recognized for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In September of 2017, the VI-USAO became the only USAO to encounter two Category 5

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