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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who swindled his father’s business out of nearly $170,000 was given almost two years in prison by a federal judge — who also ordered him to make full restitution. Lenroy Ravalier, Jr. was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Robert A. Molloy

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who wanted to exact revenge on his brother’s murderer got 2.75 years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Leroy Henry, Jr., 30, was given that sentence by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Robert A. Molloy in Charlotte

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SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier crew transferred 77 Dominican and six Haitian migrants to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel Wednesday near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in the Mona Passage. The first illegal voyage was interdicted by the Coast Guard

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SAN JUAN — A Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan crew transferred custody of three men and $3.75 million in seized cocaine Monday to federal agents in Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crew seized 125 kilograms of cocaine after interdicting a drug smuggling go-fast vessel Friday afternoon,

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SAN JUAN — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez offloaded $3.5 million in cocaine and transferred custody of three smugglers to federal agents in Puerto Rico. The USS Sioux City, operating with a Coast Guard LEDET 102 onboard, apprehended three men and seized 115 kilograms of cocaine

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rican woman who delivered nearly ten pounds of marijuana to a St. Croix bartender aboard a commercial airline was given probation by a federal judge, authorities said. Nathalie Lopez, 32, of San Juan, was sentenced on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute

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SAN JUAN — The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a video last night in which the five men charged with the murder of a 17-year-old teenager appear. Three males were kidnapped Saturday at the El Hipopótamo restaurant in Río Piedras — one of them, a teenage restaurant worker —

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SAN JUAN — An FBI manhunt is underway for four men after a 17-year-old hostage was killed after being kidnapped with two other people when leaving a paella restaurant where they worked in Puerto Rico on Saturday morning. The FBI released video surveillance images of the five suspects on Twitter

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SAN JUAN — Five men were indicted Wednesday for allegedly running a “vast narcotics conspiracy” where they smuggled millions of dollars worth of cocaine into New York City — using children’s lunchboxes, prosecutors said. The zip-up lunchboxes — bearing popular cartoon characters from “My Little Pony” and “Despicable Me” —

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal prosecutors are fighting to limit how and when Charlotte Amalie High School track coach and hall monitor Alfredo Bruce Smith can review evidence against him — including sexually explicit videos and documents involving underage students, as first reported in the Virgin Islands Daily News. U.S. District

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