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ST. JOHN’S — The former chief of Antigua’s Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) was sentenced this week to 10 years in prison for his role in connection to a $7 billion Ponzi scheme involving the Stanford International Bank (SIB). Leroy King, 74, of Dickerson Bay, Antigua, pleaded guilty on Jan. 30, 2020,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The daughter involved in a mother-and-daughter tax fraud scheme was sentenced to less than a year in federal prison on Wednesday for her role in diverting more than one thousand dollars of income tax refunds intended for other people to her and her mother. Phiona Henry, 34, was

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Florida woman tried to smuggle 14.61 pounds of marijuana in her checked luggage at the St. Croix airport, federal authorities said. Yvette Simeina, 40, of Orlando, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute by

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Missouri sex offender who used a gay porn app to prey on St. Croix’s male children has been given 10 years in prison, authorities said. Robert Black, 50, of Kansas City, was sentenced to 120 months in prison today on charges of attempted coercion and enticement and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who smuggled 17 pounds of marijuana into the St. Thomas airport last year has been given less than a year in prison as punishment, authorities said. Christopher Vera was sentenced to 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release for attempting to smuggle

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man accused of first-degree murder in 2019 has pleaded guilty to allowing firearms to be brought into a house where he had third-party custodial responsibilities over a man under federal indictment, authorities said. A’keem Stanley, 28, of Two Williams, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New York City man was caught by federal officers trying to smuggle 2.2 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas last week, authorities said. A criminal complaint has been filed against Christopher Dunn of New York for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Thomas men suspected of involvement in an attempt to smuggle at least 13 pounds of marijuana aboard an American Airlines flight to St. Croix were arrested on Thursday, authorities said. Two additional men also implicated in the marijuana smuggling operation have been previously convicted of weapons

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KEY WEST — The Coast Guard says a crew of its Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) returned to its home port in Florida after a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea in which four drug vessels were seized, five suspected drug smugglers detained and about 4,000 pounds of cocaine seized with

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A prominent British Virgin Islands businessman and horse owner was shot dead outside his home on Tuesday night, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. The killing of Earl “Bob” Hodge on Tortola’s southeast coast comes just six days after the slaying of another horseman

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