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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A South American woman is accused of attacking her boyfriend by scratching, punching and throwing stones at him — but domestic violence charges might be the least of her troubles. Rocio Esmeralda Cortez Medina, 25, of Venezuela was arrested at her place of employment in Mariendahl at

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was in federal court for a detention hearing after allegedly resisting arrest by peace officers. Amijah Charles, 36, of Mariendahl, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after his arrest on Friday by federal agents for “assaulting and threatening federal officers,” U.S. Attorney

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he smuggled nearly 20 pounds of marijuana from Miami to Frederiksted last year. Dequan Forde, 21, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority admitted that one of its employees was fooled by an Internet phishing scheme that cost the quasi-government authority more than $2 million. On two occasions in 2018, WAPA said it was the victim of “a Business Email Compromise (BEC), an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Carlos Iglesias, alias “Abraham Reyes,” 39, was detained today by U.S. Magistrate Ruth Miller, and committed to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending his extradition to Rhode Island for bank fraud and identity theft charges, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. On Thursday, Iglesias was taken

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man appeared in federal court in St. Thomas after being arrested with a Glock machine pistol last week, authorities said. Karime Williams, 36, appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for a preliminary and detention hearing after his arrest by U.S. Bureau of Alcohol

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HAVANA — Cruise line Carnival Corporation is asking a U.S. court to dismiss lawsuits that claim the company profited from confiscated Cuban property, the first such cases brought since the Trump administration made them possible this month. Two U.S. citizens who claim to hold titles to the Havana and Santiago de

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SAN JUAN — Three officials with Puerto Rico’s Senate were arrested by FBI agents Thursday and later charged by the U.S. commonwealth’s federal prosecutor with alleged corruption for a case involving a scheme to defraud the legislature using “ghost employees.” Federal prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said 18 charges were brought

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CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is requesting any information regarding the early morning fire at the Stop & Save Food Market in St. Croix on April 30. The ATF is also interested in the May 8th fire at St. Croix Trading also in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Reinaldo Cruz Taura, president of Puerto Rico-based RCT Mechanical Engineering, was charged with providing kickbacks for federal government work in St. Croix and Puerto Rico, authorities said. The charges against Taura are in connection with federal government subcontracts to perform work on the federal building and courthouse

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