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PHILADELPHIA — A federal appellate court has affirmed former Ranger American Guard Clement Bougouneau’s conviction, and said there is sufficient evidence to prove he stole $70,000 from an ATM on St. John two days before Hurricane Irma devastated the island. Bougouneau, 53, is currently incarcerated at the Residential Reentry Management field

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PHILADELPHIA — A Third Circuit judge Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Virgin Islands was protected by the Tax Injunction Act from a suit challenging the constitutionality of the territory’s timeshare tax, saying the law’s language appears to apply to states only. U.S. Circuit Judge Michael Chagares during oral arguments asked

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ lost excise tax revenue grew to at least $74 million last month. And Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George thinks a Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling made yesterday paves the way for the territory to resume collecting excise taxes. U.S. District Court

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CHRISTIANSTED — Serial offender Dequan J.J. Forde is appealing his eight-month federal prison sentence for marijuana possession to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Forde, 22, of St. Croix was sentenced on Wednesday to less that one year in prison for marijuana possession with intent to distribute.

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