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The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Captain Gets Six Months for Transporting Illegal Aliens

Arturo Serrano-Arizmendi, 27, of Culebra, Puerto Rico, will have to spend six months in prison and forfeit his boat after being convicted of knowingly transporting illegal aliens for commercial advantage or private financial gain.

Jabari Hodge Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge on STT

Jabari Hodge, a St. Thomas 29-year-old, pled guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. The plea was entered in U.S. District Court.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Owner of Construction Company Gets 14 Months for Disaster Fraud

Juli Campbell, owner of a Puerto Rico construction company, was sentenced to 14 months in prison following her guilty plea to charges of fraudulently obtaining disaster relief funds following the 2017 hurricanes, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced in a Thursday news release.
Antonio Gooding (Photo provided by VIPD)

Police Ask for Help in Locating Antonio Gooding in Homicide Case

Police are continuing to look for 20-year-old Antonio “Soda” Gooding in reference to a homicide that occurred on June 6 at Coki Point Beach.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

Man Suffers Gunshot in Oswald Harris Court; Suspect Sought

A man was treated for a gunshot wound Wednesday night and the V.I. Police Department said it was looking for information from the community about the crime.

VIPD Names Mario Brooks Assistant Police Commissioner

Assistant Commissioner Mario Brooks has been with the Virgin Islands Police Department for 25 years, working in various sections of the department.
Bernadette Gordon-Rivera (VIPD)

Police Charge STX Woman with Check Scheme

Detectives of the VIPD Economic Crimes Unit on Sunday traveled to Orlando, Florida, to arrest and extradite 36-year-old Bernadette Gordon-Rivera, of Estate Profit, St. Croix, on a warrant charging her with drawing and delivering worthless checks and other crimes.
The Ron deLLugo Federal Courthouse. (File photo)

Two Members of Alleged Girard ‘Enterprise’ Plead Guilty

Robert Brown, 30, and Etherneal Simon, 49, both of St. Croix, pleaded guilty to racketeering charges for their respective roles as members of the Paul Girard Criminal Enterprise, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced in a news release issued Wednesday.
Paul 'Bogus' Girard

Judge Shoots Down Girard’s Request for Better Lawyer

The man considered the ringleader of an 11-member violent crime conspiracy asked a federal judge to grant him permission to change lawyers. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez turned him down at a hearing Tuesday in District Court.
Albert Douglas Jr. (VIPD photo)

STT Man Faces Firearm Charges

Officers of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative on Jan. 9 arrested Albert Douglas Jr., age 41, of Tutu Valley, and charged him with possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of ammunition.

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