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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man calling from jail successfully impersonated federal judges, the Virgin Islands Attorney General and claimed to be the son of a lieutenant governor — all in order to con victims out of at least $100,000. Yamini Potter, 34, has been charged with eighty counts

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men face federal charges after they were arrested last month for allegedly carjacking two women at gunpoint in Havensight, authorities said. Jahvid Alexander, 20, of Charlotte Amalie and Jestus Francis, 18, of Charlotte Amalie were arrested on June 23 and charged with numerous local crimes

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CHRISTIANSTED — Reinaldo Cruz Taura, president of Puerto Rico-based RCT Mechanical Engineering, was sentenced to eight months in prison and two years of home confinement for providing kickbacks in connection with federal government subcontracts to perform work on the federal building and courthouse in St. Croix and on U.S. Coast

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WASHINGTON — Fraudsters are leveraging increased fear and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic to steal your money and launder it through the complex cryptocurrency ecosystem. People of all ages, including the elderly, are being victimized by criminals through cryptocurrency-related fraud schemes. Developments in cryptocurrency technology and an increasing number of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 38-year-old daughter of former Senator-at-Large Almando “Rocky” Liburd was found dead Thursday morning in St. Thomas, authorities said. Alana Liburd of St. John was found dead in Sugar Estate at 8:27 a.m. on Thursday, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “According to detectives, there was no outwardly

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who police caught red-handed with four pounds of marijuana, a Glock handgun and $6,226 cash got four months in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Thomas Olive, II, 29, was sentenced Thursday on a conviction for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A former Women’s Coalition of St. Croix bookkeeper has been sentenced in federal prison for stealing at least $83,510 from the non-profit organization, authorities said. Kira Lee Encarnacion, 41, of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday in U.S District Court to 13 months imprisonment, on one count of Federal

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal court documents detail how a local rental car business allowed Paul “Bogus” Girard to launder ill-gotten money while crime lieutenants committed serial murders so the St. Croix man could maintain his dominance of the U.S. Virgin Islands criminal underworld. Robert Brown, 30, and Etherneal Simon, 49,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A DLCA enforcement officer was convicted by a St. Thomas federal jury of blackmailing a woman for sexual favors in exchange for not reporting a Virgin Islands Code violation and other bribery-related charges, authorities said. Robert Defreitas, 32, an officer with the Virgin Islands Department of Licensing

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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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