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NEW YORK — A psychologist at the federal detention center in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was jailed on sex-trafficking charges had approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 45-year-old St. Croix man avoided federal prosecution on multiple drug charges by agreeing to a lesser charge in a plea bargain to illegal gun possession charges only, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Ladislau Concepcion, Jr., of St. Croix, pleaded guilty today

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Missouri man was arrested in a federal sting operation using a gay porn phone application after he sexted an undercover agent he thought was a 14-year-old boy, authorities said. Roger Black, 48, now a resident of St. Croix, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon for an initial

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that about 50 V.I. youths are attending Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) this week in St. Thomas with plans for Camp DEFY next week on St. Croix. Camp DEFY is supported by the United States Attorney’s Office through

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Assistant U.S. Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 38, of the Dominican Republic was arrested yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of alien harboring for financial gain and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Ohio native was given a half year in prison for being a sex offender in the territory, authorities said. Jeffrey Cole, 57, of Colombus, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday on a conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominica native was arrested hiding in a gut at a housing project after first leading federal and local law enforcement authorities on a vehicular chase that ended with the suspects firing shots at officers. Some suspects remain at large after the incident. The Virgin Islands Police Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle about 42 pounds of cocaine from St. Thomas to Florida, authorities said. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix bookkeeper admitted in federal court that she stole $85,510 in charitable donations intended for the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in 2014 and 2015. Kira Lee Encarnacion, 41, of St. Croix pled guilty on July 26 in U.S. District Court to one count of federal program

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who went on a wild shootout near Sunny Isle Shopping Center and once convicted of that escapade, escaped from prison two days later, had an additional 2.33 years in prison tacked on to the time he will have to serve. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas,

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