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U.S. Attorney Rosa E. Rodríguez-Vélez WASHINGTON — Two people pleaded guilty this week to one count of conspiracy to commit identity fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit human smuggling for financial gain for their respective roles in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity

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 An AK-47 machine gun and magazines CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas native admitted in federal court that a cache of machine guns and other weapons in his luggage were his. Naeem Akil Smith of Estate Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas Thursday to trafficking

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 31-year-old Puerto Rico native pleaded guilty in federal court on St. Thomas to attempting to smuggle Brazilian nationals into the territory last year. Angel De Jesus Marrero pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas on Tuesday to encouraging and inducing aliens to illegally enter

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old Georgia man appeared in federal court on Wednesday to face charges that he was trying to distribute marijuana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, GA, made his initial appearance April 20, 2016, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being

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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 Georgia woman and a St. Thomian were charged in federal court with attempting to smuggle hashish and marijuana into the territory, according to authorities. Daniell Sherre Combs, 31, of Atlanta and C’quan Celestine, 21, of St. Thomas, made their initial appearance on Saturday, March 26, 2016,

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