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FREDERIKSTED — Alert police seeing a black Honda driving without license plates late Tuesday night conducted a traffic stop near the Captain Morgan Rum Distillery and allegedly found two St. Croix men with handguns, authorities said. Jareem Tutein, 22, the driver of the car, was arrested and charged with unauthorized

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CHRISTIANSTED — A federal judge today gave a Puerto Rico man 11.25 years in prison for trying to bring 661.387 pounds of cocaine to the region, authorities said. Anibal Vega-Arizmendi, 29, of Culebra, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix convicted felon admitted in federal court today that he hid a semi-automatic weapon in a shipment of tools to St. Croix, authorities said. William Payne, 39, of St. Croix, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of a firearm by

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CHRISTIANSTED — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that Samuel Melendez, 43, of St. Croix pleaded guilty in federal court today to unlawful possession of a firearm in a school zone. According to court documents, on October 8, 2018, Virgin Island Police officers responded to the H & R Supermarket

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CHRISTIANSTED — After a six-day trial, a federal jury today found Delroy Thomas, Jr., 28, of St. Croix, guilty of murder for hire, attempted murder and attempted retaliation against a witness, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the evidence presented at trial, between March 9, 2015 to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Violet Anne Golden and accused co-conspirator Stephanie Barnes have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that include money laundering and conspiracy to commit theft from programs receiving government funds, authorities said. The indictment comes two months after former St. Croix Senator Golden said she felt

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CRUZ BAY  — Clement Bougouneau, 52, of St. Thomas, was found guilty of bank burglary and larceny after a two-day jury trial in U.S. District Court, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. According to trial testimony, on September 4, 2017, shortly before Hurricane Irma made landfall, Bougouneau used his

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized $372,000 in undeclared currency found inside a duffle bag on the beach near a vessel found in Bordeaux Bay, St. Thomas, authorities said. “Transnational criminal organizations seek to conceal and move currency from their activities,” Johnny Morales, director, Air and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said her St. Thomas office will kick off a two-day training session for HUD Community Development and Block Grant – Disaster Recovery grantees, sub-grantees and contractors, and law enforcement agencies on Thursday. The training is being hosted in conjunction with the U.S

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ask about Jeffrey Epstein on St. Thomas and rooms go quiet. Some people leave. Those who share stories speak in barely audible tones. The 66-year-old billionaire bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago and began to transform it — clearing

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