Category: U.S. Department of Justice

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 […]

Dominica Native Kenneth James Makes His Initial Appearance In Federal Court On Charges He Tried To Move 26 Pounds Of Cocaine In St. Thomas

[ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A native of Dominica was brought up on federal charges that he tried to sell at least 26 pounds of cocaine in the streets of the territory. Kenneth James, 51, of Roseau made his initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon after being charged in a criminal complaint […]

St. Croix Man Atnelle Livingston Harris, A Relation To Lyana Serieux And Her Family, Shot To Death Near Mutual Homes On Sunday

SHOT DEAD: Social media was abuzz after it was reported that Atnelle Livingston Harris, 24, had been shot to death near St. Croix Mutual homes on Sunday evening. Police will not say if his death is connected to the July murders of Lyana Serieux, 24, Jeremiah Serieux, 5, and Jordan Serieux, 10. [ad name=”HTML-68″] FREDERIKSTED […]

Feds Seize Five Firearms And $850,000 Cash From Dominican Republic Private Plane Landing At Isla Grande Airport In Puerto Rico

LOT OF ‘SPLAININ’ TO DO: David Diaz of the United States will have to explain why it is that he had five firearms and $850,000 cash on him when the plane he chartered from the Dominican Republic landed in Puerto Rico. Diaz was advised of his rights in court on Wednesday in San Juan. [ad […]

St. Thomas’ Caheem Johnson Held By Feds For Allegedly Planning To Sell Marijuana

ARRESTED: Caheem Johnson, 22, on St. Thomas. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Caheem Johnson, 22, of St. Thomas, was detained today pending further proceedings after his arrest Saturday for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting U.S. Attorney, Joycelyn Hewlett said. Johnson made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Sunday after […]

St. Croix Native Celeste Bermudez, Former VI CARE Director, Gets 2.5 Years In Jail And Must Pay Back $458K For Theft Of Federal Funds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Celeste P. Bermudez, 42, of Methuen, Massachusetts, today to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for theft of federal program funds, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said. Gomez also ordered St. Croix native Bermudez to serve a concurrent sentence of […]