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VIConsortium reports arrest of former USVI Governor John P. de Jongh

News website VIConsortium is reporting that former Governor of the United States Virgin Islands John P. de Jongh has been arrested today August 18, 2015. Photo:
Former Governor of the USVI Mr John P. de Jongh (leaning forward) during VI/USVI Friendship Day celebrations on Virgin Gorda on June 29, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
Former Governor of the USVI Mr John P. de Jongh (leaning forward) during VI/USVI Friendship Day celebrations on Virgin Gorda on June 29, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – News website is reporting that former Governor of the United States Virgin Islands John P. de Jongh was arrested today August 18, 2015.

“On late Monday night The Virgin Islands Consortium was informed by well-placed sources that an arrest warrant was issued for former Governor John P. de Jongh, and that he was to appear in District Court the following morning. Today, we received information that the former governor was being processed at the District Court here at the time of this writing,” said an article posted on VIConsortium.

According to the article, the former governor was picked up at 6:00 a.m. this morning by officials of the United States Department of Justice, according to federal sources.

“The Consortium contacted Government House Communications Director Kimberly Jones for more information just after 7:00 a.m. this morning, however she said she didn’t know of any such arrest. Following the arraignment at the District Court this morning, a subsequent call was placed to Ms. Jones yielding no results,” the article stated.

“According to The Consortium’s source, the arrest appears to be a joint effort between the feds and the local government. Details pertaining to the arrest remain scant, but The Consortium is correctly working its sources.

“The arrest follows the unsealing of federal documents by The Virgin Islands Consortium that revealed de Jongh’s involvement in a deeply weaved government corruption culture that has plagued the territory from one administration to the next,” the article on VIConsortium said.

According to the article, the document also includes revelations about former Governor Charles W. Turnbull’s alleged involvement in corruption, who had a “bagman” during his tenure to collect and dispense monies gained illicitly.

“The Consortium will continue to update this story as more information becomes our available. We are currently working our sources,” the article stated.

Efforts by Virgin Islands News Online to corroborate this story through the Department of Justice in the USVI, current Governor Kenneth E. Mapp and former gubernatorial contender Moleto A. Smith Jr. all proved futile as they were all unavailable and up to post time had not responded to messages left.

46 Responses to “VIConsortium reports arrest of former USVI Governor John P. de Jongh”

  • Mick Mars (18/08/2015, 11:31) Like (49) Dislike (4) Reply
    When will we see these type of headlines on our soil pertaining to our Government officials who ain't too far off from this?
  • just asking.... (18/08/2015, 11:32) Like (44) Dislike (5) Reply
    my my when is the BVi turn for arrest?
  • political snitch (18/08/2015, 11:37) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Doc becareful!
  • well, well (18/08/2015, 11:38) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    NEVER. They have to be voted out first.
  • Yes (18/08/2015, 11:39) Like (20) Dislike (8) Reply
    Every bigshot shaking in their boots now.
  • me (18/08/2015, 11:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    According to the article, the document also includes revelations about former Governor Charles W. Turnbull’s alleged involvement in corruption, who had a “bagman” during his tenure to collect and dispense monies gained illicitly.
  • feds/uk coming (18/08/2015, 11:40) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    one is never too big to go down because no one is above the law.
  • john public (18/08/2015, 11:42) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Eagle Eye (18/08/2015, 12:05) Like (31) Dislike (13) Reply
    hope the bvi dont get its turn because the whole vip will go jail
    • @ eagle eye (18/08/2015, 12:29) Like (15) Dislike (10) Reply
      Ha ha myron good one
    • @Eagle Eye (18/08/2015, 13:16) Like (33) Dislike (6) Reply
      Nice try but you really mean the whole NDP starting with the Construction of the new hospital, the $16 mil social security road money, the Cruise Pier Project, Chinese equipment, ESHS wall and I will stop there. Most of these NDP guys have no limit and think that they are above the law.
    • WTF (18/08/2015, 16:22) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
      NDP too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Serpico (18/08/2015, 12:23) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    There is something in corruption which, like a jaundiced eye, transfers the colour of itself to the object that it looks upon, and sees everything stained and impure. TP. In politics just like in law enforcement, there needs to be a culture created where the corrupt fears the incorruptible and not the other way around. If this story/report is factual, shame on all involved. The youths are watching and reading. BVI does not have the internal fortitude to seriously investigate corruption at the highest levels of Government. This past election issues showed this crystal clear.
  • foxy (18/08/2015, 12:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very sad
  • Who Say (18/08/2015, 12:47) Like (22) Dislike (40) Reply
    The whole VIP will go to jail and so will the NDP, that way we might see some honest blood.. Doc be careful. He is well aware of the happenings but no guts. .Start with ports the abuse of power almost the same as Detroit.
  • On Point (18/08/2015, 13:24) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hope MV & MVW & the know it all health Minister taking heed.
    • The know it all 2 (18/08/2015, 19:20) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      Know it all health and labour minister, that board must be nervously shaking and having sleepless nights. Our 47 million dollars still need to be accounted for. Those conflict of interest contracts. Those free dinners for special favors. just to name a few, they on to you
  • one eye (18/08/2015, 13:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    well they will think on the international sence its the VI meaning BVI so the NDP consultants better say something fast
  • nothing (18/08/2015, 13:32) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Nothing like this will happen in the BVI while the NDP is in power with this waste of time Governor. All that information that he was given about all kinds of NDP corruption & their trusted ones in the Public Service and the Police Forces & he has ignored it all and set all who he want totally free. So thief on NDP and you will be just fine. As a matter of fact you will get more votes using the unethical money because no one who should care cares no more.
  • wize up (18/08/2015, 13:39) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    one thing about the amercian justice system they don't care who you are; once you violate the law you will face the court system...them working on mrs Clinton as we speak
    • Gasson (18/08/2015, 14:04) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply

      Das why them had a problem wide the man who used to be in Immigration here. Never cover up their underhanded $h*t.

  • what all get away here (18/08/2015, 13:40) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    I have seen an over priced hospital construction project get away that was signed under the NDP. I am seeing a questionable actions in an ESHS wall getting away. I seeing pure corruption in the millions getting away. Hundred thousand in the purchasing of Chinese Equipment getting away. Our hard earn Social Security money in the millions unaccounted for and just persons getting away with these things. In the BVI once you are loved or is an inner circle NDP then you can thief because it will either be covered up or called another name than stealing so it soumds and looks good.
    • wize up (18/08/2015, 20:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ what all they get away here: well,well; how could you forget the 8 million dollar beef island bridge: we spend 8 mill for 80 feet: you forget biwater 42 million dollars of liability to our territory, 12 acres of prime agriculture land don't for the light bills for biwater: oh yea, some persons actually did jail time for that airport project: I guess you forget so I am simply reminding you.....
  • Donald E. de Castro (18/08/2015, 13:49) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    It is getting close to home, hopefully the politicians and others here in the Virgin Islands will be next. I do hope I live long enough to see this kind of action here.
  • Yes (18/08/2015, 15:38) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    yall see why they want all the guns in? boy if yall think dem politrickon dont know wa comin. they lynched there ppl and they know it
  • SIDS (18/08/2015, 17:03) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    I don't know what you all crying about now you put then in so take what you vote for god don't sleep sometimes it seems slow but sure. so just wait.
    • wize up (18/08/2015, 20:25) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
      @ SIDS: corruption began in the halls of the VIP; can you say airport project; can you say biwater; can you say traffic lights at the roundabout; can you say sea cows bay harbor development: I am submitting, if good government policies were established under the long term Virgin Islands Party administrations all other administrations will have check and balances to adhere to...
      • defending vip (18/08/2015, 23:13) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why you don't talk about the dirt going to the cruise pier project from duff bottom and we have free dirt at PWD and west end???
      • hello (19/08/2015, 06:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        Were those projects corrupt? Really?
  • seen no evil (18/08/2015, 17:06) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    and imgine the one eye govermenr say there is no coruption in the BVI where is the UK
  • NHI (18/08/2015, 18:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Tola next.
  • legend (18/08/2015, 22:36) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Let the BVI continue sending US currency as their main currency and think Uncle Sam will not start to move on the corruption here with the assistance of the UK, American influence and FBI pressure will eventually force them to ACT.
  • cay (19/08/2015, 00:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    John De Jong is such a nice man
  • pat (19/08/2015, 07:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Strat with the ports project!
  • WTF (19/08/2015, 09:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    You are next. We did not forget that $500,000.00 that you illegally spent putting up street lights that you were advised will not work. Well you are governed by British laws, so you are guilty until proven innocent. Come on. Prove your innocence.
  • Voter Too (19/08/2015, 09:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is so evident that corruption continues to reign all over the world in many governments and organizations. Too many individuals getting a reasonable salary and still using the treasury money for their personal wants. For travelling, accommodation, housing,property,etc.Many often Wish to stay in position for many years cooking the books and robbing the government coffers morning noon and night,then at the end of the day they don't want to give accountability to their actions. Integrity is important when join any organisation. What one needs to know what they own before and after they leave office.SET OF DEADLY RATAS. That is why we continue to suffer in our various countries because of many devious leaders.
  • Hmm (19/08/2015, 10:17) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    When will we all realize that it doesn't matter which party is in office. "NDP/VIP", whatever. It's just 6 letters to me, they have different strategies for the SAME agenda. #OnlyDifference #WakeUp
  • liberal (19/08/2015, 18:58) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI people tooo dam scared just talking and no action. All though the governor hears he does act curse school children say he in on it to. Shame, Lord help the BVI and it's people.

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