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CHRISTIANSTED — A Virgin Islands Police Department officer was charged today with eight federal criminal charges after he was accused of stealing almost $25,000 in a bank fraud scheme. Yomont King has been charged with four counts of bank fraud, grand larceny, aggravated identity theft, and two counts of forgery, U.S. Attorney

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix son whose mother told authorities she found a gun in his backpack after she dropped him off for a Superior Court appearance got three years in prison on Thursday. Serjio Alexander Rijo-Feliz, 27, of St. Croix, was sentenced to 36 months of incarceration for possession of a

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CHRISTIANSTED — Roosevelt Dowling, 59, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S. District Court on one count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Dowling to a prison term of 78 months (6.5 years), to be

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man is in the hospital in St. Thomas tonight after shots were fired near a Scotiabank branch near Frenchtown just after the bank opened, authorities said. Police were dispatched to Altona and Welgunst, vicinity of Scotiabank of shots being discharged, about 9:01 a.m. today, the Virgin

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was given 3.41 years in prison on Monday for being a person in possession of a firearm while under federal charges, authorities said. Ameade Williams, 24, of St. Croix, was sentenced to 41 months of incarceration for possession of a firearm while under indictment,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Police Department officers of the Traffic Bureau and Forensic Units responded to a 911 Emergency Call Center notification of a car crash on Brookman Road east of the laundromat area in St. Thomas about 11:22 p.m. on Sunday. Deputy Chief of Police David Cannonier arrived

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Marshals Service executed a crime fighting initiative in the vicinity of building 21 & 22 at the Tutu High Rise Housing community on St. Thomas about 10 a.m. on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas boat captain is accused of trying to deceive U.S. Customs and Border Security agents that two illegal St. Lucian men aboard his vessel had just gone for a day sail to the BVI and come right back again. Kalik Aaron, 22, Arkim Clersaint, 20,

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FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that IONIAN SHIPPING & TRADING CORP., LILY SHIPPING LTD., STAMATIOS ALEKIDIS, ATHANASIOS PITTAS and REY ESPULGAR have been convicted and sentenced for various pollution, recordkeeping, and obstruction of justice crimes on the Motor Tanker (“M/T”) Ocean

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NEW YORK — A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday

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