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The Virgin Islands public has been informed that there were recent arrests of three individuals on corruption charges involving the alleged misuse of over $2 million in federal funds associated with the REAL ID program. The individuals arrested, of course, will have their day in court and are entitled to

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ARRESTED IN FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Hubert “Blackest” Lee, Jr. FAYETTEVILLE — Federal authorities successfully closed in on East End carjacking-rape suspect Hubert Lee Jr. on Monday. Lee, 22, was captured by U.S. Marshals in North Carolina and taken into custody based on a bench warrant issued by the Superior Court

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was ordered by a federal judge to serve five years in prison after admitting to trying to sell nearly nine pounds of cocaine in the territory. Reinaldo Morone, 44, was sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with

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JUDGE CURTIS GOMEZ: Ordered Walid John, 37, to serve 10 months in prison on federal gun conviction. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal judge ordered a St. Thomas man on Wednesday to serve nearly one year in prison for being a convict with a gun after being convicted of a domestic

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic entered a guilty plea in federal court on Wednesday to charges that he fired a Glock machine pistol in St. Thomas in August. Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 35, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas to possession of a firearm by

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A gay Russian national with HIV was detained by federal customs officials in St. Thomas and could be deported back to Putin’s authoritarian police state under new protocols established by President Donald Trump. Denis Davydov, who fled Russia as an H.I.V.-positive gay man, had been on his

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Croix man accused of being one of four men who robbed Gems and Gold Corner in St. Thomas of $161,000 worth of jewelry four years ago made his initial appearance in federal court on Tuesday. Shaquielle Correa, 21, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Ruth

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CHRISTIANSTED – A former Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) major and acting commander made an initial appearance in federal court on Monday on charges that she has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. Department of Defense. Aesha Rivers, 41, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge George Cannon

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native will be given at least a mandatory minimum 10-year federal prison sentence in four months for firing a weapon during the shotgun robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant at Lockhart Gardens in late March, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Hanselo Recio, 18,

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       SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS: Rhasheel Charles CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was ordered by a federal judge to serve five years in prison for trying to take eight pounds of cocaine from here to Florida and being part of a larger drug smuggling conspiracy, according to

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