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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Leaving all his cares behind on the mainland for a stress-free vacation in St. Thomas could send a New Jersey man on a harsh trip back to prison. Luis C. Cancio, 38, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was arrested April 12 at King Airport on St. Thomas as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that a federal jury on St. Thomas convicted 29-year-old Leroy Henry, Jr. yesterday of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was acquitted of a second offense of being a felon in possession of ammunition. At the

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Mary Ida Townson as the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee for Florida, Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Region 21).   Townson will assume the position in June and will replace Nancy Gargula, who is the U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee in

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SAN JUAN — A former attorney for three municipalities in Puerto Rico was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of four counts of bribery in connection to programs receiving federal funds. Alejandro Carrasco, 64, of San Juan, was convicted by a federal jury of four counts

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police have released new details in the weekend arrest of a Texas woman who allegedly conducted a theft operation on St. John. Jennifer A. Northcutt, 54, of Richardson, Texas, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Friday and charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property, the Virgin

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SAN JUAN — Federal agents from Puerto Rico seized a record 2,500 kilos of cocaine off a man-made submarine from Colombia earlier this month. The vessel is the first of its kind to be intercepted in the Caribbean Sea, W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney District of Puerto Rico, said in

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KINGSHILL — When gunfire rang out at four separate locations on St. Croix on April 19 — the Virgin Islands Police Department responded immediately to every potential crime scene. One week ago, the VIPD, acting more like firemen responding to an alarm, sprung into action right away and were “first

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught at the airport with 2.35 pounds of cocaine taped to his torso was sentenced Thursday to 2.5 years in prison by a federal judge. Miguel Batista, 27, of Charlotte Amalie, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possession

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A California man who smuggled 6.6 pounds of marijuana into the St. Thomas airport was sentenced Thursday to no prison time, authorities said. Nathaniel Robinson, 29, of Montclair, California was sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $1,000 for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught at the St. Thomas airport with 40 pounds of marijuana in his luggage has been sentenced Thursday to no time in prison, authorities said. Sheldon Isles, 38, was sentenced to five years’ probation for possession with intent to distribute a

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