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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man from the Philippines has been charged with threatening injury in order to induce sex from a woman, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands said today that a federal indictment has been handed down charging a Filipino

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Dirty cop Yomont King will avoid prison time as part of a plea bargain arrangement with federal authorities. King, a Virgin Islands Police Department officer, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. King, 28, of St. Croix, was charged

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rican subcontractor has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors that includes a possible three-year prison sentence and a promise to pay $1.2 million in restitution for paying kickbacks on a government contract, authorities said. Reinaldo Cruz Taura, the president of Puerto Rico-based RCT Mechanical Engineering,

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HARTFORD, Connecticut — Two lawyers linked to the so-called Panama Papers are asking a federal judge to stop Neflix’s upcoming release of “The Laundromat,” which they say defames them as criminal masterminds and may affect criminal cases against them. Panamanian lawyers Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca filed a defamation lawsuit

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Florida contractor has accepted a plea deal with the federal government after admitting to getting money back in connection with government subcontract work on the U.S. District Court buildings on St. Thomas. David Wikel, president of West Palm Beach-based Therma-Seal Roof Systems, LLC, pleaded guilty Tuesday

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man faces federal charges that he knowingly tried to hide one of the territory’s biggest alleged drug dealers in a garage apartment on the hillside facing historic Salt River. At the time Paul “Bogus” Girard, Jr. was being sought by local and federal authorities during

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A BVI native was given a less-than-one-year sentence by a federal judge for being an illegal alien in the territory carrying a concealed, loaded semi-automatic weapon. Ashan Westcott, 29, of Road Town, Tortola, was sentenced on Thursday for possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, United

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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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