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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A BVI boat captain who was caught smuggling illegal aliens into the U.S. Virgin Islands has been given no jail time by a federal judge after pleading guilty to a lesser included charge. Juwon Cordelle Potter, 25, of Road Town, Tortola, was sentenced to one year probation

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men face criminal charges after allegedly trying to bring at least 11 pounds of cocaine into the territory by sea, authorities said. Russell Robinson and Trevor Stephen appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on a criminal complaint Tuesday, charging the men with conspiring

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic national who fired on federal agents with an assault rifle on a beach used for offloading large shipments of narcotics faces a possible life sentence after a guilty plea in federal court, authorities said. Rammer Guerrero Morales, of Santo Domingo, appeared before U.S. Magistrate

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SAN JUAN — A mayor pleaded guilty yesterday to engaging in a bribery scheme in which he received cash payments in exchange for awarding Puerto Rico municipal contracts to an unnamed company (Company A). Meanwhile, a Puerto Rico contractor was arrested today for allegedly paying bribes and kickbacks to the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman who bumped into a customer while leaving a post office — only to return a couple minutes later to bitch-slap her in a post office line — was given no time in jail after a guilty plea to a lesser included charge, authorities

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New York man was convicted of smuggling over three pounds of marijuana on a flight to St. Thomas, authorities said. Christopher Dunn, resident of New York City, was convicted today for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman was sentenced in Golden Rock today to 1.5 years in prison for her role in a complicated tax fraud scheme, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert. Thema Liverpool, 33, from St. Croix, Virgin Islands was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Wilma A.

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SAN JUAN — A Station San Juan boat crew offloaded approximately 400 kilograms in seized cocaine and transferred custody of four suspected smugglers to federal agents Wednesday, following the interdiction of a go-fast vessel near Dorado, Puerto Rico.  The apprehended smugglers are Dominican Republic nationals, who are facing federal prosecution in Puerto Rico on drug

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Following the release of a report detailing more than $113 million in cost overruns on a Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority project promised to reduce energy bills, Senator Kenneth Gittens is calling for further investigation of all parties involved in the now infamous VITOL contract. The Office of

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SAN JUAN — Coast Guard surface and air units combined efforts to locate and rescue 12 migrants from a disabled 18-foot skiff in waters southeast of St. Thomas. The rescued migrants reportedly were traveling with two other migrant vessels, when their vessel became disabled and separated from the group. “Thanks

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