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February 9th, 2018
Son of prominent VI based attorney convicted of rape in US

MANHATTAN, New York, USA- A 23-year-old man, whose father is a well-known figure in the judicial system in the Virgin Islands, was convicted Friday February 2, 2018 of raping a sleeping 20-year-old college student in an Upper East Side, New York apartment.

December 13th, 2017
Curfew breaker Shakeel Pondt found with gun in waist; Pleads guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Shakeel Pondt, 31, who was found with a gun in his waist, ammunition and cocaine on September 10, 2017 was remanded to prison on December 12, 2017 to await sentencing.

December 10th, 2017
3 looters freed after completing 300 hours of community service

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Seven persons who were not spared the disciplinary pangs of the justice system after being caught looting from businesses, post Hurricane Irma, had another day in the Magistrate’s Court on December 8, 2017.

July 16th, 2017
Trini duo guilty of attempting to smuggle $$ out of VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rachelle Emrith and Allan Birju pleaded guilty to having a sum of $67,538 which were found in their possession and allegedly obtained as proceeds of criminal conduct.

June 15th, 2017
DR man pleads guilty in USVI to possession of firearm by illegal alien

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Cristian Lopez-Moncion, 35, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty today in federal court on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) to possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

March 31st, 2017
UPDATE: Matthew D. Hazell found guilty

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Matthew D. Hazel, who was accused of attempting to commit an armed robbery at CIBC First Caribbean Bank and traded gunshots with a police officer back in February 2015 has been found guilty in the High Court of the Virgin Islands.

March 5th, 2017
USVI man jailed after setting ablaze vehicle of female victim

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — A man who pleaded guilty to arson was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on Tuesday March 1, 2017 to begin serving his six-month prison term, [US] Virgin Islands Department of Justice Public Media Officer Corliss Smithen has announced.

February 24th, 2017
St Croix woman guilty of extortion conspiracy against jewelry store

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- — A federal jury in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) on Thursday February 23, 2017 found Aracelis N. Ayala a/k/a “Gordita” a/k/a “Fluff,” 34, guilty of one count of Hobbs Act robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and one count of robbery in the first degree, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

February 7th, 2017
‎Cordell A. E. O'Neal gets reduced jail time

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Cordell A. E. O'Neal is likely to be at liberty in approximately three years after his seven years, ten months prison sentence was significantly cut in the Court of Appeal on Friday February 3, 2017.

December 21st, 2016
USVI man pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Today, December 21, 2016 Antonio Sanes Carmona, 45, of St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), pleaded guilty before US Magistrate Judge George Cannon Jr to possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.



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