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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Carlos Iglesias, alias “Abraham Reyes,” 39, was detained today by U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller, and committed to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending his extradition to Rhode Island for bank fraud and identity theft charges, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. On Thursday, Iglesias was taken

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court to being a cocaine drug mule between here and Miami, authorities said. Don-Luke George, 24, of Barren Spot, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, United States

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man has been charged with trying to export 18 bricks of cocaine weighing about 42 pounds on a commercial airline flight leaving St. Thomas. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, was charged with possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of

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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 – 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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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 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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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was arrested on charges related to allegedly brandishing a loaded semi-automatic pistol in a crowded supermarket. Samuel “Sammy” Melendez, 43, of St. Croix made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon after his arrest by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents on

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was arrested by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents on charges related to allegedly having a loaded handgun in a school zone and over 2.2 pounds of marijuana. Rahem “Kimby” Hendrickson, of St. Croix made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two of three Dominican Republic nationals admitted in federal court to their roles in bringing 2,204 pounds of cocaine to the region. Edwin Vargas, 31, and Lennin Cornelio-Perez, 32, each of Santo Domingo, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject

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