Posts Tagged

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

ATLANTA — A former Georgia police officer was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday after a racketeering conviction. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Vancito Gumbs, 28, of Stone Mountain, claimed to be a hitman and member of a gang, while at the same time serving as a

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

ATLANTA — A St. Thomas native will be sentenced by a federal judge today after his conviction on a racketeering charge in a case where authorities said the Georgia cop turned his true loyalties over to a vicious street gang. Vancito Gumbs, 28, of Charlotte Amalie, who moved to Stone

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The FBI wanted to arrest Jeffrey Epstein while he was judging a beauty pageant in St. Thomas seven months before he signed a non-prosecution deal that shielded him from federal sex crime charges, a U.S. Justice Department report says. The 347-page report obtained by NBC News expands on an

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsU.S. Department of Justice

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — Orlando Cordia Hall, who has been sentenced to die — within eight days — for kidnapping and raping high school student Lisa Rene of St. Croix, has filed his third federal habeas corpus petition to appeal one of his convictions. In September 1994, Hall and four

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas executive has been arrested on charges that he stole at least $300,000 from his father and tried to conceal the crime from the federal government so he wouldn’t have to pay taxes on the money he stole. Lenroy Ravalier, Jr., of Estate Wintberg, was

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. John NewsTourism News

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal authorities painted a horrifying picture of a long-running human trafficking ring on St. Thomas, after a raid of a Contant brothel discovered seven undocumented immigrants who said they had been forced into sex work and thought they would be killed if they reported how they were

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. John NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Alphonso Andrews will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3 general election. AUSA Andrews has been appointed to serve

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsBusiness NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man faces new federal charges in connection to a shotgun robbery of Gems and Gold Corner on September 19, but two other wanted, unnamed suspects remain at large. Jamari Benjamin, 23, of Estate Nadir, was brought in for questioning about four hours after the

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsNational NewsPolice NewsSt. Croix NewsU.S. Department of Justice

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — A Black death-row inmate who was convicted of kidnapping and killing a Texas teenager in 1994 has been scheduled for execution in November, the Justice Department said. If the lethal injection goes ahead as scheduled Nov. 19, Orlando Hall would be the eighth person executed this

Read More
At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsPuerto Rico NewsSt. Croix NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who lied to FBI agents about knowing the whereabouts of an alleged drug kingpin admitted in federal court to harboring a wanted fugitive two years ago. Clintford Joseph, Jr. 54, of St. Croix pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to providing a

Read More