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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.
Attorney General Denise George-Counts delivers testimony during Wednesday's meeting of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety. (Photo by Barry Leerdam, Legislature of the Virgin Islands)

Senate Panel Debates Loitering Bill

A proposed increase in fines and imprisonment for loitering in the Virgin Islands could be excessive or infringe on the constitutional rights of residents, senators were told Wednesday.
Raydin Ortiz (VIPD photo)

Monsanto Charged with Firing Shots

An 18-year-old St. Thomas resident, Tasheem Monsanto, was arrested by the V.I. Police Wednesday and charged with firing shots in the area of Fort Christian.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Police Seek Information in Thursday Morning Homicide

A man whose identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin as of mid-morning Thursday was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in the area of Subbase.

Police Arrest Kidnapping Suspect Moses

Members of the VIPD's Criminal Investigations Bureau arrested 41-year-old John “Cutter”Moses at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to the V.I. Police Department, Moses was arrested without incident in Estate Wintberg.

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.
Motorists document damage to their vehicles in the St. John Marketplace parking lot on Wednesday. (Judi Shimel photo)

Vandalism Arrest Spotlights STT Jail’s Need for Mental Health Care

The recent mass destruction of car windows in a St. John parking lot provides a painful illustration of a protracted dispute between the American Civil Liberties Union and the USVI government. That dispute cites ongoing deficiencies at the St. Thomas jail.
Ivan Hansen (VIPD photo)

Man Charged with Negligent Homicide in February Accident

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested 60-year-old Ivan Hansen on a Superior Court warrant charging him with two counts of negligent homicide in a traffic accident that took place in February.
Edward Paul, also known as "Eggnog," was arrested Sunday and charged with homicide. (VIPD photo)

Police Arrest Suspect in STX Homicide

The V.I. Police Department on Sunday arrested Edward Paul, also known as "Eggnog," and charged him with murder in the Saturday morning death of Carlos Enrique Diaz. Paul was arrested by the Major Crime Unit Team at about 2:48 p.m. Sunday at his home in Estate Tulipan Welcome, Christiansted, without incident, the police said.

Suspect in 2017 Rape/Carjack Case Shot to Death

The body of 20-year-old St. Croix man who was one of three people arrested in a 2017 east end rape and carjacking case was found shot to death Tuesday at Concordia Bay in the Frederiksted area.

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