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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was chased by federal agents on foot through a Tutu fast food restaurant parking lot in February with $800,000 cash and a machine pistol, pleaded guilty to having an illegal gun, but not to being a drug dealer. Gretchen C.F. Shappert, United

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that individuals claiming to represent the Department of Justice are contacting members of the public as part

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Virgin Islands police officer is being credited with saving a St. Thomas man’s life after foiling an attempted kidnapping on Monday. Troy A. Harrigan, 51, of Estate Tutu was arrested at 7:00 p.m. Monday and charged with false imprisonment and kidnapping, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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SAN JUAN — A man accused of raping an Ohio teen almost 40 years ago was arrested in Puerto Rico last week. Investigators say Julio Rentas, now 67, is charged with raping a 14-year-old girl after sneaking into her Cleveland, Ohio bedroom on January 4, 1981. Rentas was originally arrested

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man wanted for questioning in an illegal gun possession case in Hospital Ground was arrested in Oklahoma after a traffic stop, authorities said. Romeo Walter is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial

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NEW YORK — The U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General, who has accused the estate of Jeffrey Epstein of being an ongoing criminal enterprise, asked a federal judge on Tuesday to grant her intervention in order to review sealed court testimony given by alleged Epstein sex madam Ghislaine Maxwell. In a filing

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SAN JUAN — Federal authorities found $27 million in undeclared cash Saturday on a ship set to travel from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced in a press release. “Legal currency can be transported if properly declared under U.S. law.  Transnational Criminal Organizations seek to

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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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