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CAN DO 3 MONTHS STANDING ON HIS HEAD: Angel De Jesus Marrero CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico was sentenced to three months in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday for bringing five Brazilians to the territory illegally, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Angel De

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WANTED: Todd Kenney in Pittsburgh CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal drug investigation that began last year in Pittsburgh has revealed a trafficking network shipping cocaine from the Virgin Islands to Detroit and a related heroin ring in Detroit distributing the narcotic in Pittsburgh, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.

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ARRESTED: Charles Augustus Banks IV SAN ANTONIO – A fax to Florida from a former Gameday Entertainment executive to St. Croix’s Tim Duncan has landed 49-year-old Charles Augustus Banks IV in hot water, the FBI said Monday. Banks has been indicted on two counts of federal wire fraud in what investigators

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal judge has ordered a woman who admitted to sending more than 20 letters containing white powder to public and private buildings on St. Thomas to be released to her sister’s custody. District Court Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller issued the order Thursday following a hearing on

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   James as he was arrested in June CHRISTIANSTED — Former St. Croix Senator Wayne James has been extradited from Italy to face corruption charges in the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. James was charged in an October 2015 indictment with wire fraud and embezzlement from a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 51-year-old native of Ghana who pimped out her underage daughter in a sex-for-money scheme was given 10 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Jenifer Bowen-Dodoo, 51, and Lennox Phillips, 58, to 120 and 130 months in prison,

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SAN JUAN —Twenty-eight Dominicans were repatriated and five Haitian migrants were returned to the Dominican Republic by the U.S. Coast Guard after two separate at-sea interdictions Friday and Sunday. According to the Coast Guard, on Sunday a 20-foot wooden boat was found carrying 16 men and two women approximately 50

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Crime is a booming business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With that in mind the U.S. Attorney’s Office is hiring more prosecutors for its offices in the territory, according to an advertisement in the Latin American Herald Tribune. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of the

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SENTENCED: Dwayne Fahie of Mariendahl CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 26-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court to 17 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegal gun possession charges in August, authorities said. Dwayne Fahie of Estate Mariendahl was sentenced to 17 months in prison for possession of

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHRISTIANSTED – A 50-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a gun this week, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Misael “Salao” Melendez pleaded guilty to those charges on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock, said U.S.

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