Tag: U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF)

Sexogenarian Dominican Madam Pleads Guilty To Importing Sex Slaves

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican Republic woman who imported at least eight women to work as sex slaves and then forced them to perform sex acts to pay off debts and $200 per month rent has pleaded guilty to her role in the criminal enterprise. Ramona Rivera Luna, 65, of Santo Domingo, pleaded guilty on […]

2 Men Arrested For Plotting To Move 190 Pounds of Cocaine Through St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Federal criminal charges have been filed against two men for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine, following the seizure of 86 kilograms of cocaine and a firearm at a Frenchtown residence on St. Thomas Yefri Martinez Herrera of the Dominican Republic and Kelly Bruney of the Caribbean were arrested […]

Hospital Ground Man Caught On Video Stuffing AK-47 In Bag Gets 2.5 Years

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of four St. Thomas men caught on surveillance video stuffing a bag with guns in Hospital Ground last year has been given two and a half years in prison, authorities said. Akeem Dijhani Julien, 25, of Hospital Ground, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months imprisonment followed by 30 months of supervised […]

Las Vegas Straw Purchaser Of Guns Gets Nearly 2 Years For Handoff To St. Thomian

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Nevada man who straw purchased guns — including a machine gun and a Glock — was given nearly two years in prison by a federal judge in St. Thomas, authorities said. Michael Kelly, 30, of Las Vegas, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment followed by a three-year term of supervised release […]

Philadelphia Man Arrested With 10 Assault Rifles At St. Thomas Airport: VIDOJ

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Denise George announced today the arrest of Jahmir Victor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) special agents for multiple firearms charges related to the unlawful importation, sale, failure to declare and register, and the Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (CICO) as a co-conspirator in an […]

St. Thomas Man Primed To Exact Revenge On Brother’s Murderer Undone By Tipster

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who wanted to exact revenge on his brother’s murderer got 2.75 years in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Leroy Henry, Jr., 30, was given that sentence by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Robert A. Molloy in Charlotte Amalie. In addition to sentencing […]

5 Men In Cocaine Trafficking Ring Busted At Havensight Mall: USAO

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five St. Thomas men were arrested on illegal drug charges at the Havensight Mall on Thursday, authorities said. Matthew Hazel, Jose Solano, Andrew Wilson, Cesar Thomas, and Lodwin Ashton were each charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 11 pounds of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. All five men made […]

Man Gets 1 Year In Prison For Allowing Associate To Access Gun In Safe House

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man has been sentenced to just over one year in prison for one count of aiding and abetting possession of a firearm by a person under indictment, authorities said A’keem Stanley, 27, of Golden Grove, appeared before Judge Wilma Lewis in U.S. District Court and gave Stanley 14 months in […]

Trevor Velinor Calling It Quits After 2 Years As Virgin Islands Police Commissioner

FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor said he’s calling it quits on Friday, saying that he’s leaving local government service to spend time with his loved ones. Meanwhile, a Government House spokesman first told the Virgin Islands Daily News that reports that Velinor’s contract was not being renewed are false, and praised his tenure […]

Straw Purchaser Of Machine Gun, 3 Glocks In Las Vegas Agrees To Plea Deal With Feds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man charged with buying firearms in a straw purchase, who attempted to import them into the U.S. Virgin Islands, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to court documents. Michael Kelly, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking firearms in interstate and foreign commerce, which carries a maximum possible sentence […]