Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court that he took a 13-year-old girl out his household to have sex with her. Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court before Judge Curtis Gomez, to one count of transporting a minor for illegal
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. John man was charged Monday by federal authorities with trying to smuggle four illegal migrants into the territory. Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, was arrested Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with bringing aliens into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
SAN JUAN – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the Caribbean Corridor Strike Force (CCSF) partners, seized 2,325 pounds of cocaine Oct. 13, from a go-fast vessel near Las Paulinas Beach in the municipality of Luquillo. The cocaine has an estimated street value
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Pennsylvania natives were arrested today on charges that they tried to smuggle at least 28 pounds of cocaine through the territory. Ngoc Nguyen, 21, and Fendi Brooks, 25, each of Pittsburgh, were arrested on a complaint charging them with conspiracy to possess with the intent to
CHRISTIANSTED – A federal sting operation on St. Croix has netted two sexual predators on the Big Island. Josue Navarro, 36, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, pleaded guilty on Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to attempted coercion and enticement for illegal sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic national was given one year in prison for illegally returning to the United States four years after he was deported. Gustavo Adolfo Jimenez Polanco, 30, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas for illegally re-entering the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas men were given 14 and 13.3 years in prison respectively for their part in a conspiracy to ship drugs from the Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland with the help of one of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s bodyguards. Craig Richardson, 43, and Germaine Hall, 41, were sentenced
DOPE RIDE: Ashley Warner, 54, of Road Town, Tortola British Virgin Islands admitted in federal court that he was a coke dealer today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islander admitted in federal court today to trying to smuggle about 22 pounds of cocaine in
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in February appeared in a federal courtroom to hear the charges against him for the first time today. Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after a Federal Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Dominica who was arrested after a fight in April faces 10 years in prison after admitting in federal court to being an illegal alien with a gun. Lester Gabriel Charles, 35, of Roseau pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge