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MORE PUBLIC CORRUPTION CHARGES COMING

Attorney General Iver Stridiron said Monday another round of charges and prosecutions of public corruption and white-collar crime can be anticipated shortly after Carnival.
In February, when Stridiron announced that criminal charges had been brought against former Gov. Roy L. Schneider and three of his top aides, he said that Schneider's prosecution was just the "tip of the iceberg."
Doug Sprotte, head of the White Collar Crime Unit for the AG's office, said then that he anticipated one case being filed every two weeks. But no cases have been filed in the two-plus months since Schneider was charged.
Stridiron repeated his promise Monday of additional white-collar prosecutions after a press conference to announce a raid over the weekend on what he said was an illegal gambling establishment in St. Croix.
Stridiron said he wanted to make sure the evidence in future cases was "overwhelming." The charges against Shcneider were dropped as part of a settlement.
Stridiron also said a shortage of staff had slowed down the process.
He said he was trying to hire another attorney to help prosecute the upcoming cases, adding one of the candidates for the position had successfully prosecuted public corruption cases in Guam.

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Attorney General Iver Stridiron said Monday another round of charges and prosecutions of public corruption and white-collar crime can be anticipated shortly after Carnival.
In February, when Stridiron announced that criminal charges had been brought against former Gov. Roy L. Schneider and three of his top aides, he said that Schneider's prosecution was just the "tip of the iceberg."
Doug Sprotte, head of the White Collar Crime Unit for the AG's office, said then that he anticipated one case being filed every two weeks. But no cases have been filed in the two-plus months since Schneider was charged.
Stridiron repeated his promise Monday of additional white-collar prosecutions after a press conference to announce a raid over the weekend on what he said was an illegal gambling establishment in St. Croix.
Stridiron said he wanted to make sure the evidence in future cases was "overwhelming." The charges against Shcneider were dropped as part of a settlement.
Stridiron also said a shortage of staff had slowed down the process.
He said he was trying to hire another attorney to help prosecute the upcoming cases, adding one of the candidates for the position had successfully prosecuted public corruption cases in Guam.