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May 10th, 2018
USVI man gets 15 years jail for possession of firearm near school

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) man was sentenced Wednesday May 9, 2018 to 15 years for being found with an illegal handgun during a police operation more than a year ago, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen announced Wednesday.

April 26th, 2018
Prominent VI lawyer’s son gets 10 years in jail for rape

MANHATTAN, New York, USA- 23-year-old George Fay, whose father is a well-known figure in the judicial system in the Virgin Islands, was sentenced on Tuesday April 17, 2018 to 10 years in prison for raping a sleeping woman in an Upper East Side, New York apartment.

May 31st, 2017
Former USVI police captain sentenced to 40 years for murder of wife

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Forty years in prison – with credit for 326 days already served – was the sentence USVI Superior Court Judge Michael C. Dunston handed down on May 30, 2017 on Enrique Saldana, the [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced.

May 15th, 2017
9 years in jail for Matthew D. Hazell

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After being found guilty on March 31, 2017 of attempted murder, attempted robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, Matthew D. Hazell was today, May 15, 2017 sentenced to nine years in prison by Justice Nicola P. Byer.

February 6th, 2017
30 years until possibility of parole for Kenyatta ‘Yhats’ Boynes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Kenyatta ‘Yhats’ Boynes, 32, who in October of last year was found guilty of the shooting to death of Paul Prentice and attempted murder of another man, committed on December 14, 2014 in Road Town, has been sentenced to life imprisonment with eligibility of parole after 30 years.

January 30th, 2017
Children not better off when delinquent father jailed- Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- There have been mixed reactions over an alleged situation where a relative of a man, who is said to have fallen on the other side of the law for owing several thousands in child support, received the “all or nothing” response when he showed up to the authorities with $2,500 on the man’s behalf.

December 20th, 2016
3 USVI residents sentenced in money laundering conspiracy

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- On Monday December 19, 2016, District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced three defendants for a money laundering conspiracy that operated from Los Angeles, California to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today, December 20, 2016.

December 9th, 2016
St John man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing woman to death

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Denise Francois sentenced Adisa Bertrand to 25 years in prison, with credit for time served, for the murder of Shantee Sievenwright, the [US]VI Department of Justice announced late Friday, December 9, 2016.

October 7th, 2016
Former USVI Senator Wayne A. G. James out on $100,000 bond

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Federal Judge Ruth Miller on Wednesday October 5, 2016 issued an order releasing Wayne A. G. James, who was indicted on October 1, 2015 on two counts of wire fraud and one count of federal programme embezzlement and is facing multiple years imprisonment, to the custody of his sister Grete James Garcia, and her husband Kwame Garcia.

September 12th, 2016
Controversial Magistrate sends Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge to prison for 6 years

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In a heavily guarded Road Town Police Station, horse racing legend and businesswomen Mrs Violet 'Letty' Hodge was today September 12, 2016 sentenced to six years in prison and fined $100,000 by controversial Magistrate Ayanna O. Baptiste DaBreo of St Vincent and the Grenadines.





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