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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who had 50 pounds of cocaine in his checked luggage at the Cyril E. King Airport got 2.75 years in prison from a federal judge today. Shahime “Prettyboyswagg” Ludvig, Jr., 22, of St. Thomas, was given that term today after his conviction for

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NEW YORK — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has been arrested on charges that he and three others bilked donors in an online fundraising scheme called: “We Build The Wall.” The charges were contained in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court on Thursday. Federal prosecutors alleged that Bannon and

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MIAMI — A broad area of low pressure about 1,000 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands, which has been designated as Invest 98-L, is producing a concentrated area of showers and thundershowers, and environmental conditions are favorable for additional development, the National Hurricane Center reported in its 8 p.m.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. District Court Judge Robert Molloy sentenced former Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission Chairwoman Violet Anne Golden to two years in prison on Thursday for her role in stealing nearly $300,000 for luxury trips and extravagant shopping sprees — all paid for with taxpayer funds. The 24-month

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard took 18 illegal migrants back to the Dominican Republic between Saturday and Tuesday, following the interdiction of an illegal migrant voyage off the coast of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing multi-agency efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic native who fired a gun during a domestic dispute in St. Thomas and was deported to his home country four years ago — was back at the Ron de Lugo U.S. Courthouse again today. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man calling from jail successfully impersonated federal judges, the Virgin Islands Attorney General and claimed to be the son of a lieutenant governor — all in order to con victims out of at least $100,000. Yamini Potter, 34, has been charged with eighty counts

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Georgia native who admitted in federal court to bringing 33 pounds of marijuana to St. Thomas was given less than two years in prison for that offense. Keenan Powell-Ryder, 24, of Gainesville, Ga. was sentenced today following his guilty plea for possession of marijuana with intent

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney here advised residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands that the Agricultural Improvement Act (P.L. 115-334) prohibits animal fighting everywhere in the United States, including the territories. “Law enforcement officers in our communities have received recent reports that cockfighting matches are continuing, even though the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men face federal charges after they were arrested last month for allegedly carjacking two women at gunpoint in Havensight, authorities said. Jahvid Alexander, 20, of Charlotte Amalie and Jestus Francis, 18, of Charlotte Amalie were arrested on June 23 and charged with numerous local crimes

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