U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe
Bert A. Donadelle of Atlanta CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 26-year-old Georgian man pleaded guilty to drug charges after admitting to trying to smuggle nearly 19 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Bert Donadelle, Jr. of Atlanta pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St.
Convicted Bank Robber Damian Lang Had To Wear A GPS Bracelet And Faced 20 Years In Prison … Then Conviction Was Overturned
CHRISTIANSTED – After a six-day trial, on June 8, 2016, a federal jury convicted a 37-year-old St. Croix man of attempted bank robbery, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Damian Lang, Sr. was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank robbery and bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to attempting to smuggle at least 44 pounds of marijuana into the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deonte Damari Bailey pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney
St. Croix’s Raymond Mathurin Sentenced To Three Years Probation For Growing 69 Pot Plants In His Yard
CHRISTIANSTED – A 48-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced to three years probation for growing 69 marijuana plants in his yard in Frederiksted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Raymond Mathurin was given that sentence on Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Wilma Lewis after pleading guilty to manufacturing
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 40-year-old St. Thomas man appeared in federal court to answer charges on Tuesday that he was a convicted felon in possession of a gun, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Eugene Monsanto, Jr. heard those charges from U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being arrested
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 45-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court to six months in prison after authorities discovered marijuana in a hot water heater and freezer he shipped to himself, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Edridge Clyne was given that sentence for possession with intent to
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 23-year-old man heard charges in federal court that he had used forged identity documents to board a flight in the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Chintamkumar Patel an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a
Two From The Territory and One From LA Plead Guilty In ‘Chow Mein’ Connection Marijuana Smuggling Ring
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three people — one from Los Angeles, one from St. Thomas and one from St. Croix pleaded guilty to marijuana smuggling related charges in federal court on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Clarence Griffin, 44, of California, Robert Brown, 29, of St. Croix, and
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested at the airport on charges that he tried to smuggle a huge cache of guns, many of them Glock pistols, into the territory, according to federal authorities. Naeem Akil Smith was arrested charged with the unlawful possession of 18 firearms,
Two Dominicanos and One St. Thomian Face Life In Prison For Trying To Smuggle Six Kilos of Cocaine Into The Territory
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Dominican nationals and one St. Thomas man were arrested on federal drug smuggling charges on Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Miguel Rodriguez, 60, of St. Thomas, Estanislao de Jesus, 47, and Tomas Miguel Liriano Castillo, 44, both of the Dominican Republic, were arrested