CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One Haitian national was charged with vehicular homicide when his accomplice Haitian passenger died as the two were attempting to steal an automobile when the car flipped on St. Thomas. Two other passengers escaped the accident with minor injuries. Gladimy Alaisse, 25, of Port-Au-Prince, was charged with
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man heard federal charges that he is a drug dealer. Keithley Parris, 32, of St. Croix, appeared in federal court for the first time after his arrest Thursday by Homeland Security Investigations special agents on the charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who had a loaded semi-automatic weapon in a Frederiksted supermarket has been handed a sentence of probation by a federal judge. Samuel Melendez, 43, was sentenced on November 21 after being convicted of possession of firearm in a school zone, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
MIAMI — A St. Croix hit man shot a female dentist six times in the back before an upcoming Florida trial, but she miraculously survived the shooting and is now clinging to life in a medically-induced coma. Ralph Benjamin, 39, of St. Croix and Hector Ledesma, 34, of St. Croix
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men from Bogata were stopped at sea in Caribbean waters with 1,335 pounds of marijuana, authorities said. Centeno A. Hansel-Andres and Cristian Valencia-Mendoza were charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on board a vessel subject to the
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Four British Virgin Islands nationals were caught by U.S. government Customs officials trying to enter the U.S. Virgin Islands illegally, authorities said. Mohammed Singh, a citizen of Guyana, and Jaisel Yroveles Del Jesus, Shadrach Thompson, and Tereim Grant, all citizens of the British Virgin Islands, were charged
CHRISTIANSTED — A Texas drug mule got a dose of Southern hospitality while visiting the territory when the chief federal judge here granted her probation, rather than prison time, for having 20 pounds of marijuana in her luggage. Kieantia Thomas-Okeke, 39, of Dallas, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court
NASSAU — The Bahamas Supreme Court sentenced Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard to 90 days in prison and fined him $150,000 for contempt of court in a long-running legal dispute centered around an environmental group’s stolen emails. The pilfered emails belonged to Save the Bays (STB), a non-profit environmental group
CHRISTIANSTED — A fifth woman has admitted to her role in a scheme to file false tax returns, costing Virgin Islanders hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost tax refunds, authorities said. Thema Liverpool, 31, of St. Croix, pled guilty today to conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney
CHRISTIANSTED — Serial offender Dequan J.J. Forde is appealing his eight-month federal prison sentence for marijuana possession to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Forde, 22, of St. Croix was sentenced on Wednesday to less that one year in prison for marijuana possession with intent to distribute.