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U.S. Coast Guard cutter Confidence, home-ported in Port Canaveral, Florida, was part of the search. (Coast Guard photo)

Two Dominicans Plead Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking

Edwin Vargas, 31, and Lennin Cornelio-Perez, 32, both of the Dominican Republic, pled guilty in District Court on St. Thomas to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced in a news release issued Thursday.

Construction Company Owner Gets 22 Months for False Statement in VINP Case

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced Adrian L. Foster, 50, of Florida, to 22 months in prison as a result of her conviction for making a false statement to a federal agency, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Deported Dominican Arrested on St. John Sentenced for Reentry

Jose Alfredo Rondon Castro, 40, of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced by District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez Thursday to 18 months in prison for illegal reentry to the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

STT Man Gets 20 Years for 2017 Killing over Unpaid Wages

Michael Hendrickson will spend the next 20 years behind bars as punishment for killing Dwight Green during an argument over unpaid wages, according to a news release from the V.I. Department of Justice.

STT Man Sentenced for Transporting a Minor for Sex

Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Wednesday after his conviction for transporting a minor for illegal sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
The District Court building on St. Croix. (File photo)

STX – Carino Gets 30 years for Attempted Murder, Firearm Possession

Daniel Carino, a 37-year-old St. Croix man, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years of incarceration for possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and to a consecutive sentence of 20 years for attempted murder.

Crime Stoppers Seeks Help with Pair of Homicides

The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, seeks the public’s help to resolve two homicides that took place in the territory.
Thierre Jonte Louis (VIPD photo)

19-Year-Old Charged with Assaulting Female Minor

Police officers on St. Thomas on Monday arrested 19-year-old Thierre Jonte Louis and charged him with assaulting a 17-year-old female acquaintance.

Bougouneau Charged with STT Bank Burglary

Clement Bougouneau, 51, made his initial District Court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller Monday to answer chages of burglary and larceny at a St. Thomas branch of Banco Popular, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Two Plead Guilty in STT District Court Cases

Rudy Cook, 51, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez to two counts of calling in bomb threats. Edgar Ramirez, also known as Rodolfo O. Salinas, 36, pleaded guilty Monday to falsely claiming U.S. citizenship.

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