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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former Superior Court of the Virgin Islands judge and federal prosecutor for the territory has been appointed an immigration judge under the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Denise Hinds Roach of St. Croix was appointed as an immigration judge in June by U.S. Attorney General William

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ARECIBO — An Ohio man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Puerto Rico Thursday afternoon. Juan David Perez, 45, had been wanted by the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office since May 20 for several counts of rape and sexual battery. Perez is accused of raping the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Monday two incidents where inbound passengers to the Cyril E. King Airport and the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, have attempted to smuggle firearms, ammunition and bulletproof vests in violation of local law. “The U.S. Virgin Islands has its own laws

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