Tag: Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ)

DHS Employee Charged With Gaming Medicaid System So Illegal Alien, Others Could Get $54,000 In Federal Funds

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Human Services employee was charged with gaming the federal health care system so that an illegal alien and others could access at least $54,000 in Medicaid funds that they weren’t entitled to, authorities said. Everton Garvey of the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services surrendered himself voluntarily to VIDOJ special agents […]

Country Music Star Kenny Chesney Used To Fly With Helicopter Pilot Who Died In Crash With 3 Other People

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Country music star Kenny Chesney has identified the pilot of an ill-fated helicopter crash that left at least four people dead on Monday afternoon. Chesney said in the Facebook group “What’s Going On St. Thomas?” that he has been flying with helicopter pilot Maria Rodriguez for 15 years and that she will […]

Feds Wanted To Arrest Disgraced Financier Jeffrey Epstein As He Was Judging A Beauty Contest In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The FBI wanted to arrest Jeffrey Epstein while he was judging a beauty pageant in St. Thomas seven months before he signed a non-prosecution deal that shielded him from federal sex crime charges, a U.S. Justice Department report says. The 347-page report obtained by NBC News expands on an executive summary released Thursday of […]

Teenage Murder Suspect Jerome ‘Romes’ Wallace III Arrested In Upstate New York, Sheriff’s Office Says

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix teenager accused of murder in the territory was found hiding about 110 miles from New York City, authorities said. Jerome “Romes” Wallace III, 19, of Strawberry Hill, was apprehended near Poughkeepsie, New York on June 24 on an active arrest warrant out of St. Croix for murder and other charges, […]

Jeffrey Epstein’s Former Lover Under Investigation By The VIDOJ, Bloomberg Says

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ghislaine Maxwell is under investigation in the territory — where her ex-lover pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly sexually abused young women, according to a New York-based report. The Virgin Islands Department of Justice revealed it’s probing “Maxwell’s participation in Epstein’s criminal sex trafficking and sexual abuse conduct” in a filing Friday as part of her […]

Elderly St. Croix Man Who Struck And Killed Boy With SUV, Charged With Homicide

FREDERIKSTED — A 79-year-old St. Croix man has been charged with negligent homicide after he struck and killed a teenage boy while driving near an elementary school last month. The driver, Laurely E. Henry, was arrested on a bench warrant signed by a Superior Court judge issued Thursday charging him with negligent homicide, the Virgin […]

Gov. Bryan Names Attorney General, Proposes Six-Year Term for USVI Attorneys General

FREDERIKSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. named attorney Denise George as Virgin Islands Attorney General and announced legislation proposing six-year terms for Virgin Islands attorneys general during a press conference at the Arthur Abel Complex on Thursday. Attorney George, also known as George Counts, is an 18-year veteran of the Virgin Islands Justice Department where […]

AG LOSES? Superior Court Rules Casino Control Commission Can Control Its Own Funds

CHRISTIANSTED — Attorney General Claude Walker’s attempt to wrest control of the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission (VICCC) from its chairwoman Anne Golden was dealt a seemingly fatal blow on Monday. Superior Court Judge Robert A. Molloy ruled that Walker cannot control VICCC bank accounts or prevent the VICCC from having a credit card, according […]

Accused Murderer K’Moi Corraspe Thumbs His Nose At VIDOJ While Awaiting Trial

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  A St. Thomas inmate who was called “the Virgin Islands Most Wanted Fugitive” before his capture in September 2016 on murder charges has been arrested on a warrant while sitting in jail awaiting trial. Authorities said that K’Moi J. Corraspe, 24, was arrested at 12:50 p.m. on June 23 on a single […]

St. Thomas’ Christopher Rice Charged With Hate Crimes After Couple Threatened

ARRESTED ON ST. THOMAS AND RELEASED: CHRISTOPHER RICE CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man faces up to 75 years in prison after allegedly harassing and threatening an interracial couple living on Water Island. According to an affidavit issued by the Virgin Islands Justice Department, Christopher Rice, 66, faces six counts of disturbance of the […]