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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3 general election. AUSA Andrews has been appointed to serve

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man faces new federal charges in connection to a shotgun robbery of Gems and Gold Corner on September 19, but two other wanted, unnamed suspects remain at large. Jamari Benjamin, 23, of Estate Nadir, was brought in for questioning about four hours after the

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TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department said. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed this

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police assigned to Phase 2 of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative made two arrests in separate incidents resulting in the confiscation of a controlled substance and an unlicensed firearm. Bomani O. Henley, 30, of Estate Rattan, was arrested at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who went into a St. Thomas business and fired his gun was given 2.75 years in prison after his conviction on illegal gun charges earlier this year. Arnold Malone, 44, of St. Thomas, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for being a felon in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who tried to smuggle 2.35 pounds of cocaine strapped to his body going through King Airport on St. Thomas one year ago admitted to his role as part of a plea bargain agreement with federal prosecutors today. Miguel Batista, Jr., 27, of St. Thomas, pled

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs enforcement officer got 3.4 years in prison for blackmailing an illegal migrant for sex two years ago, authorities said. Robert Defreitas, 32, formerly of DLCA, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for Travel Act bribery and solicitation

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who thought he was meeting a teenage girl to have sex last summer, pleaded guilty in federal court today to trying to have illegal sexual activity. Rashead Gerard, 23, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to attempted coercion

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A convicted felon who admitted to authorities he had a loaded semi-automatic gun and ammunition in his vehicle after a domestic dispute on St. Croix pleaded guilty to illegal gun-related charges in federal court. Deshawn Gonsalves, 26, of St. Croix, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser repatriated 45 of 48 migrants to the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon, following the interdiction of three illegal voyages in the Mona Passage near Puerto Rico. Two of the interdicted migrants remain in Puerto Rico to face possible federal prosecution on charges

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