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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The bodies of the four people who died in a helicopter crash at the Preserve at Botany Bay on St. Thomas on Monday have been recovered by the Department of Justice’s Office of the MedicalExaminer and secured in the morgue, V.I. Attorney General, Denise N. George announced.

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KINGSHILL — A 22-year-old man will spend much of his life behind bars for his part in the brutal 2015 beating death of 73-year-old Augustus Bannis in Upper Love on St. Croix. Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks sentenced Avondale A. George, Jr. to 35 years for second-degree murder, 15 years

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Jeffrey Epstein’s estate coexecutors were “indispensable captains” of his criminal enterprise to traffic girls, according to a complaint from Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George. The amended complaint, filed Wednesday, names coexecutors Darren Indyke and Richard Kahn as defendants in their individual capacities, alleging their involvement in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Representatives of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate are looking to sell his U.S. Virgin Islands properties to fund the Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program. The program paused all payouts last week, according to an attorney for the estate. Epstein maintained a home on Little St. James, which he acquired in 1998,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A fund set up to provide money to dozens of women who said they were abused by financier Jeffrey Epstein when they were as young as 14 has abruptly suspended payouts, saying today that it has temporarily run out of money. “My office’s worst fears have been

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A top-ranking WAPA official who had a 33 percent interest in a wireless company that he awarded a $1.2 million contract to has been arrested on local conflict of interest charges, authorities said. Niel Vanterpool was arrested by the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) today for

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FREDERIKSTED — A former Medicaid eligibility supervisor for the Virgin Islands Human Services Department was charged Friday with lying on government forms to obtain Medicaid benefits that she was not eligible to receive, according to a warrant for her arrest. Kathleen M. Gussie was charged with embezzlement by a public

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Denise George is pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has once again adopted two families as a participant of the Adopt-A-Family program through the Family Resource Center. Employees purchased Christmas gifts and personal care items for the families and presented them to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan today praised the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Molloy to lift the injunction that prohibited the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) from collecting excise taxes in the Territory.  In his ruling Wednesday, Judge Molloy said the GVI can resume collecting excise taxes beginning

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — V.I. Attorney General Denise George has joined a coalition of attorneys general representing 43 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories, urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021. The effort is being led by

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