Category: U.S. Department of Justice

St. Thomas Man Could Get 10 Years In Prison For Leading Illegal Indians Through The BVI To The Territory

CHARLOTTE AMALIE  — A St. Thomas man has pleaded guilty to smuggling illegal aliens into the territory for profit, according to federal authorities. Steven Lewis, 57, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to one count of aiding and abetting the harboring of illegal aliens, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. According to the […]

Disgruntled Staff Members Make Court Appearance In Delegate Plaskett’s Cyberstalking Trial

WASHINGTON — Two former staffers who worked for Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett who are facing criminal charges for circulating nude images and video of her and her husband appeared in court this week. Juan R. McCullum, 35, of the District of Columbia was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyber stalking […]

Federal Court Judge Rules Against Kevin Rodriguez’s Bid To Regain Seat He Won In Legislature, But Was Disqualified From

MEMPHIS MAFIA: According to a bankruptcy case Kevin Rodriguez was involved in, he stated in court documents that he was a resident of Tennessee. According to the Revised Organic Act, candidates for the Legislature must live in the territory for three years prior to being elected. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Kevin Rodriquez’s bid to join the […]

U.S. Attorney Hewlett Says Department of Justice Is On The Lookout For Disaster Fraud In The Aftermath of Irma and Maria

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the formation of a task force comprised of local and federal agencies to combat illegal activity related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett urges residents and businesses to immediately report suspected fraudulent activity related to recovery and clean-up operations, fake charities […]

MAPP THE JINX! While The Virgin Islands Remains Without WAPA Power, The United States Is Seething At the Territory For The Governor’s Intemperate Comments: Hurricanes Marilyn And Irma Happened On Mapp’s Watch

COMPLACENT AND PHAT: But what will Gov. Kenneth Ezra Mapp do now that his base of operations, the Ritz Carlton Hotel in St. Thomas, was shut down by the forces of Hurricane Irma? [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Hurricane Mapp” might be worse than Hurricanes Marilyn and Irma combined … now that the erstwhile New […]

Six Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) Soldiers Go AWOL During Hurricane Irma … Government House Won’t Release Names

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Fresh off a “culture of rape” involving the hazing-style rapes of female members of the Virgin Islands National Guard (VING) for decades with impunity in St. Croix and St. Thomas … Government House spokesman Sam Topp on Saturday announced via radio the names of six U.S. Army soldiers working for […]

Atlanta’s Makimba Barry Pleads Guilty To Trying To Smuggle 330 Pounds of Cocaine Thru Cyril E. King Airport

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Georgia native admitted in federal court today that he was trying to move as much as 330 pounds of cocaine in St. Thomas. Makimba Barry, 41, of Atlanta, Ga., pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute not less […]

St. Croix Man Dasha Graham Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Trying To Distribute Marijuana In The Territory

GUILTY PLEA: Dasha Graham of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he had marijuana and intended to sell it. Dasha Graham, 22, of the Candido Guadelupe housing community pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, Jr., to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting […]

St. Croix Man Gilroy Elcock Faces 30 Years In Prison After Being Convicted Of Videotaping Himself Having Sex With Underage Girls

CHRISTIANSTED – On August 25, 2017, after a five-day trial, a federal jury on St. Croix convicted Gilroy Derrick Elcock, 45, of six counts of production of child pornography, two counts of aggravated rape first degree, and one count of possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. Production of child pornography carries […]

Federal Judge: Accused Arsonist Spencer Allen Can Continue To Be Assessed For Mental Competence At Federal Medical Center In North Carolina

NUTTY AS A FRUITCAKE? Spencer Wayne Allen believes he is a Russian intelligence agent and innocent of setting federal military installations on fire in St. Thomas in late February. A federal court will allow Allen to be evaluated in a prison hospital to see if he is competent to stand trial. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE […]