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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix convicted felon who tried to hide the shipment of a machine pistol, magazines and ammunition to himself by mixing them in to a shipment of tools was given 4.833 years in prison by a federal judge. William Payne, 39, of St. Croix, was sentenced on

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who presented herself as a top Virgin Islands National Guard commander and a local fashion model was sentenced to one year in prison after being convicted of 48 counts of wire fraud and one count of theft of government money. Aesha Rivers, 44, of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man with a history of assault using a dangerous weapon admitted in federal court that he was a convicted felon with a handgun. Jabari Hodge, 29, of St. Thomas pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm in U.S. District

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man has been arrested for his alleged role in an attempted robbery of a fast food restaurant two days ago, authorities said. Akemoi J. Simmonds, 18, of Estate Rattan has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said tonight.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was convicted in federal court on Thursday for his role in trying to run a pipeline of guns with obliterated serial numbers between Atlanta and the USVI, authorities said. Shawn Bernard Tyson was found guilty of being a felon in possession of ammunition

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico will defy the U.S. government and approve a law to keep cockfighting alive in a bid to protect a 400-year-old tradition practiced across the island despite a federal ban that goes into effect this week. The move brought cautious rejoicing in the cockfighting business despite concerns

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A DLCA enforcement officer was convicted by a St. Thomas federal jury of blackmailing a woman for sexual favors in exchange for not reporting a Virgin Islands Code violation and other bribery-related charges, authorities said. Robert Defreitas, 32, an officer with the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Puerto Rican man who mailed 4.4 pounds of cocaine to himself in Tampa by the U.S. mail was arrested at the St. Thomas airport over the weekend, authorities said. Juan Marrero, alias “Juan Marrero-Sanchez,” 24, appeared Monday before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for an advice of

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CRUZ BAY — A joint task force of local and federal officers arrested a man on St. John because he allegedly stabbed someone and disfigured them three months ago — and it was all captured on surveillance video, authorities said. Virgin Islands Police Department officers along with the U.S. Marshals

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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

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