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   James as he was arrested in June CHRISTIANSTED — Former St. Croix Senator Wayne James has been extradited from Italy to face corruption charges in the territory, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. James was charged in an October 2015 indictment with wire fraud and embezzlement from a

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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

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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

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      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.

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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

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 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

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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

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 25-year-old Georgia native had his first appearance in federal court on Monday in St. Thomas on charges that he is a marijuana smuggler, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Bert Donadelle, Jr. appeared  Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 51-year-old Ghanaian native pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Thomas Friday to transporting her underage daughter for sex with an older man for money, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jennifer Bowen-Dodoo admitted to U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez that she was guilty

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WASHINGTON — Terminix will pay $10 million for using an illegal pesticide in the U.S. Virgin Islands that almost killed a family last year, federal officials said. The family of four from Delaware was vacationing on St. John at the Sirenusa Resort when they all became seriously ill after the

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