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April 4th, 2019
USVI man faces 5 years, 8M fine for cocaine possession

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ST. CROIX, USVI - Roosevelt Dowling, 58, of St. Croix, has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base “crack” before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Wednesday.

March 15th, 2019
St. Croix man gets 18 months for role in marijuana smuggling

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ST. CROIX, USVI — Gibbs Bully, 52, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in District Count on one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

February 26th, 2019
Feds arrest USVI boxer John A. Jackson for producing child porn

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ST. THOMAS, USVI - John A. Jackson, 30, appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller for a preliminary and detention hearing after his arrest on Saturday, February 23, 2018, by Homeland Security Investigations for Production of Child Pornography, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

February 13th, 2019
USVI man gets 6 months for smuggling immigrants from Tortola

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI — Brice Todman, 36, of St. John, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) was sentenced today, February 13, 2019, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on a charge of bringing illegal immigrants into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

January 30th, 2019
Three plead guilty to cocaine distribution in USVI

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ST. CROIX, USVI — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, that on Friday, January 18, Robert Klyvert, 47, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to distribution of crack cocaine.

December 20th, 2018
Tortolain nabbed for smuggling Haitians into USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Ernest Williams, 25, of Tortola, was arrested on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, on a criminal complaint charging him with bringing illegal immigrants into the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

December 14th, 2018
Dominican sentenced for cocaine conspiracy in USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI - Reynaldo Lerburds, 41, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today, December 14, 2018, in United States Virgin Islands (USVI) District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez for cocaine conspiracy, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert has announced.

December 6th, 2018
10 years for Tortolain Ashley Warner in USVI cocaine case

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - Ashley Warner, 54, of Tortola, was sentenced today, December 6, 2018, in District Court before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, United States Attorney, Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

October 30th, 2018
USVI man pleads guilty to raping girl, 13

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI: Osvaldo Tavarez, age 48 of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in District Court before Judge Curtis Gomez, to one count of transporting a minor for illegal sexual activity, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Tuesday.

January 5th, 2018
'Tough on drugs' lawyer appointed US District Attorney for USVI

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Attorney General Jeff B. Sessions on January 4, 2018 announced the appointment of Gretchen C.F. Shappert as Interim United States Attorney for the US Virgin Islands (USVI) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 546, which provides that “the Attorney General may appoint a United States Attorney for the district in which the office of United States Attorney is vacant.”

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