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A damaged St. Thomas home with a blue tarp roof in March of 2018. (Bill Kossler photo)

Developer Admits Defrauding Feds; Faces 30 Years

Juli Campbell, a Puerto Rico-based developer, faces a December sentencing in federal court after admitting she submitted false payment records to a federal disaster relief program.
The Virgin Islands Supreme Court, from left, Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge, Associate Justice Ive Arrington Swan and Associate Justice Maria M. Cabret. (Government House photo)

Lolo Willis Loses Appeal on Balbo Construction Tax Case

Former USVI tax director Louis 'Lolo' Willis – who is wrapping up a five-year federal prison term for bribery and extortion – has more worries ahead, now that the V.I. Supreme Court struck down his appeal on a separate criminal case.
Casino Control Commission Chair Violet Ann Golden testifies before the Legislature in 2015. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, the V.I. Legislature)

Federal Grand Jury Charges Violet Anne Golden with Embezzlement

Violet Anne Golden, a former lawmaker and former head of the Casino Control Commission, became the subject of a grand jury indictment alleging embezzlement, conspiracy, wire fraud and obtaining money under false pretenses.

High Court Rules WICO Must Release Transcripts

Following a V.I. Supreme Court order on July 1, the West Indian Co. Ltd’s new attorneys have released two unredacted transcripts from executive sessions held in 2015 discussing a decision to pay former Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s $12,000 a month rent for a villa on St. Thomas.

Trial Slated for Contractor Accused in Kickback Scheme

The head of a Puerto Rico-based engineering firm accused of paying $1.2 million dollars in exchange for federal contracts is scheduled to stand trial on Aug. 5.
The R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Court Orders WICO to Follow Public Records Law

In a four-year-old case, the West Indian Company, Ltd. was ordered last week to adhere to the public records law of the Virgin Islands by Superior Court Judge Robert A Molloy.

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