Tag: U.S. Attorney’s Office Virgin Islands (USAO)

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day To Be Held On Saturday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting/Special Agent in Charge, John F. Kanig and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event, scheduled for October 23rd, 2021 in St. Croix and St. Thomas. This initiative addresses a serious public safety and public health issue which impacts communities throughout the […]

Feds Give $125,520 For Substance Abuse Treatment For USVI Prisoners

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that the Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) has received a $125,520 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in support of residential substance abuse treatment for state/territorial prisoners. The award from the Bureau of Justice Assistance supports the vital work of the U.S. Virgin […]

VIPD, USAO, Community Action NOW! and Senator To Set Town Hall Meeting In Savan

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Captain Sandra Colbourne and members of the VIPD Crime Prevention Bureau; representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative; Iffat Walker, Founder and Executive Director of Community Action NOW!; and Senator Dwayne M. DeGraff of the 34th Legislature of the Virgin […]

Garden Street Community To Hold Walk In Memory Of Slain Jamal Jacobs: USAO

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that members of the Virgin Islands Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau, the U.S. Virgin Islands Project Safe Neighborhood initiative, and Community leaders, together with representatives from the neighborhood, will be meeting at Bred Gade and Garden Street on Friday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m. […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Encourages Public To Celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Saturday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office encourages everyone to observe Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by saluting our law enforcement officers this Saturday. “Local and federal law enforcement officers are our first responders whenever our communities are threatened by criminal activity, natural disasters, or other public safety emergencies,” U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. The […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Says Election Fraud Complaints Should Be Directed To AUSA Alphonso Andrews

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 as the District Election Officer […]

U.S. Attorney Warns of Phone Scammers Preying Upon the Elderly

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced that The Office of Justice Programs’ Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has received multiple reports that individuals claiming to represent the Department of Justice are contacting members of the public as part of an imposter scam. She […]

USAO: Cockfighting In The Territory Is Still Prohibited By Federal Law

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Attorney here advised residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands that the Agricultural Improvement Act (P.L. 115-334) prohibits animal fighting everywhere in the United States, including the territories. “Law enforcement officers in our communities have received recent reports that cockfighting matches are continuing, even though the federal law prohibiting these activities […]

Feds Warn Taxpayers To Avoid Fraud Scams, Phishing Schemes As IRS Tax Deadline Looms

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert and Michael J. De Palma, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement today in an effort to remind taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in tax and COVID-19 scams. Due […]

Federal Judge Revokes Supervised Release For Rasheem Morton … He Gets 6 Months Home Detention

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At a supervised release revocation hearing today, Rasheem Morton, 41, was found to have violated the terms and conditions of his supervised release, United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Morton was placed on supervised release in May 2019, after he completed his 32-month prison […]