Tag: United States Attorney’s Office for the U.S. Virgin Islands District

Photos Of Accused Child Rapist Alfredo Bruce Smith Released To Social Media

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The first photos of the St. Thomas track coach accused or raping or molesting at least six CAHS male students in his care at the high school have been released to social media. Many of the photos of Alfredo Bruce Smith, 50, of St. Thomas, show him to be a high-spirited individual […]

USAO And IRS Warn Of New Wave of COVID-19 Scams Related To 2nd Round Of Stimulus Check Payments

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gretchen C.F. Shappert, United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, and Tyler R. Hatcher, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement today in an effort to prevent taxpayers from falling victim to criminals engaged in fraud schemes. In the […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Announces YouTube Video Promoting Project Safe Neighborhoods

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today a YouTube video promoting the partnership between the USVI Project Safe Neighborhoods, Project Guardian, and Crime Stoppers. This initiative encourages reporting violent and gun-related crimes as a means of combatting violent crime and illegal guns in the […]

‘ROIDS RAGE: St. Thomas’ Arnold Malone Convicted Of Firing Gun Inside Business

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man once convicted of attempted first-degree murder admitted in federal court that he fired a .45 caliber gun inside a local business last year. Arnold Malone, 44, of St. Thomas, pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm in U.S. District Court, United States Attorney […]

USAO And Project Safe Neighborhoods Sponsor Camp DEFY: Meet Senators

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that about 50 V.I. youths are attending Camp DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) this week in St. Thomas with plans for Camp DEFY next week on St. Croix. Camp DEFY is supported by the United States Attorney’s Office through the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) […]

Ohio Native Gets Slap On The Wrist From Federal Judge For Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Ohio native was given a half year in prison for being a sex offender in the territory, authorities said. Jeffrey Cole, 57, of Colombus, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday on a conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced […]