U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe
Noelle Bishopel of Atlanta, Georgia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eight of 14 cases filed in federal court involve people from the U.S. mainland (most frequently Atlanta) trying to smuggle marijuana into the territory by packing it in their luggage on flights going to St. Thomas. Case in point are two Atlanta
CHRISTIANSTED – A 41-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to seven years in prison for his involvement in an armed robbery of a food service company, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. In U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock, Daniel Ramos was given
GUILTY PLEA: Winston Venner CHRISTIANSTED – A 34-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty on Thursday in federal court to being a felon with a gun, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Winston Curtis Venner admitted to being a felon in possession of a firearm in U.S.
CHRISTIANSTED – A 29-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty to illegal gun charges in federal court on Thursday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Dwayne Wesselhoft admitted in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock that he possessed a gun while using illegal drugs on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested and charged in federal court with trafficking firearms, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Mohammed Jubran, 27, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a one-count
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A British Virgin Islands native was sentenced on Thursday in federal court for smuggling immigrants illegally into the United States. Ashemba Frett, 22, of Tortola was given three months in prison and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for encouraging and
GUILTY PLEA: Kishma Weeks of St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three women pleaded guilty to money laundering related charges in connection with the Chow Mein marijuana smuggling case that spanned the 3,438 miles between Los Angeles and St. Thomas. Tamisha McBean, 32, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court
Puerto Rican Human Trafficker Who Tried To Get Five Brazilians Into The USA Through St. Thomas Gets 18 Months
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Puerto Rico native who tried to bribe a U.S. Customs agent in an effort to smuggle five Brazilians through the St. Thomas airport was sentenced to prison in federal court on Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Miguel Rodriguez-Ramirez, 45, of Puerto Rico, to 18 months’ imprisonment and
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old native of Georgia pleaded guilty in federal court to marijuana smuggling related charges on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, Ga. made that plea in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. According
California Waiter Who Threatened To ‘Slap The Taste’ Out Of The Mouth Of FBI Director Arraigned In St. Thomas Federal Court
ACCUSED: Thomas Troy Bitter CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Ever get so mad you wanted to call someone up and tell them exactly what you thought of them? It’s probably smartest to hang up before you do, but that advice must have slipped past Thomas Troy Bitter of Mission Viejo, California.