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Rocky Liburd’s Daughter Gets 30 Days In Prison For Impersonating An FBI Agent

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Virgin Islanders – a 29-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were sentenced to one year in prison and 30 days in prison respectively by a federal judge in St. Thomas for impersonating FBI agents, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Yamini Potter of St. Thomas was sentenced to 12 months in prison and Alana Liburd of St. John was sentenced to 30 days of “intermittent” confinement by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for pretending to be FBI agents, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

MASTERMIND: Yamini Potter

Potter was also given one year of supervised release, and 200 hours of community service by Gomez, Sharpe said. The judge sentenced Liburd to a term that can be served on weekends, five years of probation, and 200 hours of community service.

Potter and Liburd must also pay $6,010 in restitution, joint and several, and a special assessment of $100 each by order of the judge, he said. Potter and Liburd were each remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service last week to begin serving their sentences.

In July 2015, both Liburd and Potter pleaded guilty to impersonation of a federal officer. According to court records, Potter and Liburd devised a scheme wherein they pretended to be FBI agents, and then persuaded 11 individuals to pay them a total of $6,010 in fees to become FBI agents.

Liburd is the daughter of former Senator-At-Large Almando “Rocky” Liburd of St. John.

The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S Attorney Everard Potter.

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1 Comment

  1. World's Moistest Jheri Curl
    December 22, 2016 at 9:01 AM — Reply

    Yamini Potter is Osbert Potter’s son
    Osbert = Lt. Gov
    Everard = Family

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