Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George

Coalition Of 17 Attorneys General Protests ‘Inhumane’ Treatment Of Haitians In Texas

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Denise George is one of five attorneys general leading a coalition in sending a letter to President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing concern over the treatment of thousands of Haitian refugees currently seeking humanitarian aid along the border in Del Rio, Texas. The coalition of […]

AG Says Territorial Residents Are Entitled To Same Benefits As People On Mainland

WASHINGTON — The Virgin Islands Attorney General’s Office has joined the legal fight for parity in Supplemental Security Income benefits denied to territorial residents in the Supreme Court case United States v. Vaello Madero. The case challenges the fact that otherwise eligible citizens can be denied Supplemental Security Income (SSI) simply because they happen to […]

Attorney General Denise George Says She’s Been A Victim Of Identity Theft On Twitter

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Attorney General says that she’s been a victim of identity theft. AG Denise George said scammers are sending text messages attempting to impersonate her with a fake Twitter account. “The fraudulent messages in the name of Attorney General George, encourage some of the recipients to donate toa charity and […]

St. Croix Man Accepts Plea Deal In 2017 Killing Of Gregory Barnes In Watergut

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the 2017 shooting death of 36-year-old Gregory Barnes, court records indicate. Elwood Canton Jr., 66, was initially arrested and charged with second-degree murder and five related crimes, Superior Court documents said. In a plea agreement signed April 8, Canton admitted to killing […]

VIDOJ Agents Arrest Wanted Oklahoma Sex Offender At Altona Gas Station

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George said that 44-year-old Dylan Caily was apprehended by V.I. Department of Justice (VIDOJ) special agents and Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) unit on St. Thomas last evening. VIDOJ investigators and the SORNA unit had been informed by U.S. marshals that Caily, a registered sex offender, may […]

V.I. Supreme Court Sides With Governor In Separation Of Powers Lawsuit vs. Senate

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said Sunday that Governor Albert Bryan has prevailed in a lawsuit filed in Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. The Superior Court ruled that Act No. 8438 violates the separation of powers doctrine under the Revised Organic Act and is therefore invalid. On April 19, 2021, […]

Man Who Impersonated Female AG In Prison Phone Calls To Scam $120K From 3 People Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Thomas man who used prison phone calls to steal more than $120,000 from a former doctor and two others by impersonating prominent government officials pleaded guilty today to witness tampering and other federal charges, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that Yamini Potter pled guilty today in U.S. […]

AG George: Melroy Matthias Arrested For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George said that 56-year-old, Melroy L. Matthias of St. Thomas was advised of his rights Friday. Matthias, a registered sex offender, was apprehended by VIDOJ special agents in Cruz Bay on Thursday. He was arrested in St. John for failing to register as a sex offender. Matthias appeared before […]

Native Crucian Sex Offender Asymo Prentice Arrested by VIDOJ Agents

KINGSHILL — Attorney General Denise George said a registered sex offender was apprehended by VIDOJ special agents on Wednesday at the VIDOJ complex at Estate La Reine on St. Croix. Asymo L. Prentice, 29, of Christiansted, St. Croix, was arrested for failure to comply with registration requirements and violating probation. After Prentice’s name was entered […]

USVI Joins Coalition Of United States AG’s Against Sale of Fake Vaccination Cards

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George joined attorneys general across the nation calling on Twitter, eBay, and Shopify to act immediately to prevent people from selling fraudulent CDC vaccination cards on their platforms. A bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general, led by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Tennessee Attorney […]