Tag: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ)

VIDOJ Reaches $3 Million Settlement In Methyl Bromide Poisoning Of Tourists In St. John

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said Thursday that a $3Msettlement had been reached with the Terminix pest control company. The settlement stems from a 2017 lawsuit the Attorney General’s Office filed against Terminix after a family of four vacationing at the Sirenusa Resort on St. John in March 2015 became seriously […]

Human Services Employee Distributed Medicaid Funds To Friends, Family Outside The USA

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George today announced the arrest of Department of Human Services employee Edith Brathwaite of St. Thomas. Brathwaite was arrested by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) for allegedly defrauding the Virgin Islands Medicaid program, according to Attorney General George. […]

Enock Justin Cole Gets 30 Years In Prison For Brutal Beating Death of Church Pastor

KINGSHILL — V.I. Attorney General Denise George announces that Enock Justin Cole was sentenced to 30 years for his conviction of murder, assault, and robbery charges for the brutal 2015 murder of 73-year-old Augustus Bannis in the vicinity of David Hamilton Jackson Park, St. Croix. Superior Court Presiding Judge Harold Willocks sentenced Cole to 30 […]

Akeem Stanley Gets 23 Years In Prison For 2018 Ham’s Bluff Murder Of Emile Brin

KINGSHILL — Akeem Stanley was sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday for his role in the 2018 murder of Emile Brin. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said that the 28-year-old Stanley was sentenced for his role in the Ham’s Bluff murder of Emile Brin. Virgin Islands Superior Court Presiding Judge Harold Willocks sentenced […]

Glynn Man Who Groped 9-Year-Old Girl’s Vagina As She Petted His Dog Gets 10 Years In Prison

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who let an elementary school girl pet his dog so he could grope the 9-year-old’s vagina was sentenced to a decade in prison by a Superior Court judge. Kenson Barley of Estate Glynn got 10 years in prison for first-degree unlawful sexual contact stemming from his sexual assault of […]

HOUSE CALL: St. Thomas ‘Doctor’ Charged In Valentine’s Day Assault On Mother: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman was charged in a Valentine’s Day assault after police said she entered her ex-boyfriend’s home and hit the mother of his child. Doctor Kedar, 25, was charged with simple assault, unlawful entry and disturbance of the peace, stemming from an incident which took place at around 4:00 a.m. Monday […]

Aaron Benjamin Jr.’s Mother Sentenced To 2 Years Short of Maximum Penalty By Judge

KINGSHILL — Delicia Daniel, the mother of 4-year-old Aaron Benjamin Jr., was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for her role in her son’s death. “Mothers instinctively protect their children,” said Virgin Islands Superior Court Presiding Judge Harold Willocks. “You failed.” Aaron, known as “AJ,” died on October 11, 2019, after suffering horrific physical […]

AG: Diamond Man Hears Charges Against Him For 2019 Shooting That Left 4 Victims Injured

KINGSHILL — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George laid out the formal criminal chargesagainst 29-year-old Mario Magras who appeared in Superior Court for an advice-of-rights hearing today. The office of the Attorney General filed a ten-count Information against Magras including first-degreeattempted murder, first-degree assault, mayhem, unauthorized possession of a firearm during thecommission of a crime […]

Indiana Woman Who Killed Pregnant Mother In Drunk Driving Accident Denied Parole By Board

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Indiana woman who killed a pregnant mother on St. Croix in a 2018 drunk driving accident will not be one of the local inmates released on parole, authorities said. But three of the 12 inmates who went before the Virgin Islands Parole Board in December and January have been granted parole, […]

Police Arrest 3 Men On 2 Islands On Gun Charges, Part of Commissioner’s Promised Crackdown

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department made several arrests and confiscations involving firearms around the territory over the weekend. On January 29, at about 4:30 a.m., officers on St. Thomas arrested La-Shorn Samuel, 33, of Estate Wintberg, charging him with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition, the Virgin […]