Tag: U.S. Attorney’s Office Virgin Islands

Former St. Croix Senator Could Be Ordered To Forfeit Hidden Assets … Antique Furniture

CHRISTIANSTED — Former Senator Wayne James has been hiding assets in the form of antique furniture in storage on St. Croix, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office which is seeking a judge’s order to seize the property to repay a $100,000 judgement stemming from his conviction of stealing public money under the guise of doing […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Notes National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Prevention Month

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (TDVAPM), a time to raise awareness about this all-too common issue, focus efforts on ending the violence, and share resources for teens experiencing violence, survivors, and their communities. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the U.S. […]

St. Thomas Man Who Shot To Death U.S. Attorney’s Son… Himself Shot To Death In Hospital Ground: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man convicted of the Main Street broad-daylight shooting death of an Assistant U.S. Attorney’s son nearly 20 years ago was himself shot dead early Wednesday, authorities said. Deshaune Harrigan, 44, who was found guilty of murdering 18-year-old Jason Carroll in May 2000, was shot dead shortly before 4:19 a.m. […]

Wayne James, Convicted of Wire Fraud, Embezzlement: ‘I’m Entitled To A New Trial’

CHRISTIANSTED — Former St. Croix Senator Wayne James, who was found guilty by a federal jury of stealing public money, is saying in court that he wants a new trial. But prosecutors argue that he should have to serve the remainder of his 30-month prison sentence. “Former U.S. Virgin Islands Senator Wayne A.G. James used […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Staff Gets Award for Post-Hurricane Leadership and Service in Washington D.C.

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F Shappert said today that five members of the Virgin Islands U.S. Attorney’s Office (VI-USAO) were recognized this morning in Washington, D.C. at the 35th Annual Department of Justice Director’s Award Ceremony for their extraordinary service following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The award was presented in recognition of the […]

USAO: Three South Americans and One Central American Smuggled 3,384 Pounds Of Cocaine By Sea

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged with smuggling 3,384 pounds of cocaine into the region, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez, 48, were each charged with conspiracy to possess and possession of a controlled substance on board a vessel subject […]

USAO Hosts Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Training

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today that her office will be hosting a multi-district training this week, focusing on the investigation and prosecution of transnational organized drug trafficking crime as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program. “The principal mission of OCDETF is to identify, disrupt and […]

St. Croix’s Roosevelt Dowling Faces Five Years In Prison For 31 Grams Crack Cocaine

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted that he was a crack cocaine dealer on the Big Island in federal court. Roosevelt Dowling, 58, of Estate La Grande Princesse, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. According to the plea […]

Williams Brought Marijuana To Federal Government Parking Lot On St. Croix — Will Get Slap On The Wrist

CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted to his role in a marijuana possession case here and can expect little time in prison as a result. Dion Alfred-Carlton Williams, 20, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to possession of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said today. Williams’ sentencing is scheduled […]

RUNNING ON EMPTY: Contractors Say Haven’t Been Paid Under Ken Mapp Up To $60 Million Dollars

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — After back-to-back Category 5 hurricanes blew through the U.S. Virgin Islands in fall 2017, Russell Bryan joined thousands of Americans who rushed to “chase dreams and promises” of big paychecks from the federal reconstruction effort. A contracting firm said his crew would split about $50,000 for their work on 89 properties. So […]