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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man is in the hospital in St. Thomas tonight after shots were fired near a Scotiabank branch near Frenchtown just after the bank opened, authorities said. Police were dispatched to Altona and Welgunst, vicinity of Scotiabank of shots being discharged, about 9:01 a.m. today, the Virgin

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Assistant U.S. Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 38, of the Dominican Republic was arrested yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of alien harboring for financial gain and

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix bookkeeper admitted in federal court that she stole $85,510 in charitable donations intended for the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in 2014 and 2015. Kira Lee Encarnacion, 41, of St. Croix pled guilty on July 26 in U.S. District Court to one count of federal program

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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 — 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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Despite being the butt of many lawyer-themed jokes, maritime law is a real thing and it is a lot more convoluted than one would think. Most people think they’ll never have to worry about maritime law, it isn’t like the average person spends an extended period of time on a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A native of the British Virgin Islands admitted in federal court to being an illegal alien with a gun in St. Thomas. Ashan Randolph Westcott, 28, of Road Town, Tortola, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez to being an illegal alien in possession of a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — FirstBank V.I. is warning its customers in the U.S. and British Virgin islands: “If it seems suspicious, don’t trust it!” “If you’ve received an email with the subject line regarding any type of transaction in your account, do not open it,” FirstBank V.I. said on Facebook. “Delete the

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he smuggled nearly 20 pounds of marijuana from Miami to Frederiksted last year. Dequan Forde, 21, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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