A St. Thomas woman has been sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment for possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and for possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school zone, U.S. Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday.
The former operator of a bookkeeping and tax preparation service on St. Thomas pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two counts of federal wire fraud. Among the admissions made by defendant Alexandra Smyth at that hearing were offenses against a well-known nonprofit organization.
Presiding Judge Debra S. Watlington and the Judicial Branch Administrative Office advises the public, the media and members of the Virgin Islands Bar Association that the Superior Court will host official investiture ceremonies for the Honorable Carol Thomas-Jacobs and the Honorable Yvette Ross-Edwards.
Police are seeking the community’s help to identify a man seen at the garbage dumpsters in Bolongo Bay on St. Thomas on the same day that a Waste Management Authority employee was shot and killed in August.
A former high school employee told a federal magistrate that he raped, assaulted, and exploited a dozen students at the Charlotte Amalie High School over the course of 15 years. Defendant Bruce Alfredo Smith, 52, pleaded guilty to 20 criminal counts at a hearing held Wednesday morning in District Court.
A St. Thomas man is dead after an early afternoon shooting Tuesday at the Kirwan Terrace housing community, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim has been identified as Kiante Christopher, 25.
The CJA panel serves a very important function in the district. It provides the means through which indigent defendants obtain representation by qualified attorneys when the federal public defender has a conflict of interest or is otherwise unable to undertake the representation.
A Jamaican national who was caught lying by Customs about her immigration status won a surprising outcome at her sentencing hearing held Friday in District Court. The judge hearing the case granted a request by the defendant to return to the U.S. mainland.
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