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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert, Special Agent in Charge Michael J. De Palma of the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Director Joel A. Lee of the VI Bureau of Internal Revenue and V.I. Attorney General Denise N. George today warned taxpayers to be alert to

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ATLANTA — A Transportation Security Administration security screener from St. Thomas who worked at the domestic terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has died of the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. TSA Officer Dian Phipps, 32, of Charlotte Amalie died Monday after getting sick with COVID-19. TSA is an agency of the

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WASHINGTON — Fraudsters are leveraging increased fear and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money and launder it through the complex cryptocurrency ecosystem. People of all ages, including the elderly, are being victimized by criminals through cryptocurrency-related fraud schemes. Developments in cryptocurrency technology and an increasing number of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man has been charged with attempting to smuggle at least 33 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas, authorities said. Sheldon Stuart “Shellz” Isles of Christiansted has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle marijuana into St. Thomas, United States Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, drug smugglers are apparently not taking time off to stay at home. Nathaniel Robinson has been charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle at least 6.61 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Robinson

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A convicted felon who was arrested Wednesday by the VIPD will now be prosecuted by the federal government on illegal gun possession charges, authorities said. Kenan Thomas, 32, of Hospital Ground has been named in a criminal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man convicted of the Main Street broad-daylight shooting death of an Assistant U.S. Attorney’s son nearly 20 years ago was himself shot dead early Wednesday, authorities said. Deshaune Harrigan, 44, who was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Jason Carroll in May 2000, was shot

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for statutory rape and parole violations by local and federal authorities surrendered to police without incident late Monday night. Jimmy “Pitbull” Davis, 42, of no fixed address, was arrested about 11:11 p.m. Monday and charged with first-degree rape, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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FREDERIKSTED — The VIPD needs your help to find Jimmy Davis on St. Croix. Davis is a suspect in the forcible rape of a 15-year-old minor that occurred on Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “There is also a federal warrant for his arrest for violation of supervised release,”

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 38-year-old daughter of former Senator-at-Large Almando “Rocky” Liburd was found dead Thursday morning in St. Thomas, authorities said. Alana Liburd of St. John was found dead in Sugar Estate at 8:27 a.m. on Thursday, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “According to detectives, there was no outwardly

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