Three of the four defendants in the property tax auction scheme were sentenced. To see the Press Release from the Attorney General, click here.
Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Property Tax Auction Scheme
A third defendant charged in the property tax auction scheme has pled guilty. Two other defendants had previously pled guilty to their involvement in the scheme. To see the Press Release from the Attorney General, click here.
Former Virgin Islands Senator Charged With Wire Fraud and Embezzlement
The United States Attorney announced that a Grand Jury indicted a former Virgin Islands senator with wire fraud and embezzlement of funds from the Virgin Islands Legislature. The former senator was arrested in Italy on June 29, 2016 and extradited to the Virgin Islands in late August 2016. To see the United States Attorney’s Press Release and Indictment, click here.
Two Government Employees and Two Businessmen Were Charged in a Twenty-Five Count Information
The Virgin Islands Attorney General filed a twenty-five count Information charging two Government employees and two businessmen with various violations of Virgin Islands laws based on their participation in a real property tax auction scheme to acquire property below the highest bid price. The Information was based on an Affidavit filed by the Virgin Islands Inspector General’s Office. To see the Information and Affidavit, click here.
Former Director of the VI Public Finance Authority and Two Business Owners Charged with Conspiracy and Bribery
The United States Attorney announced that a Grand Jury indicted the former Director of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority and two business owners with various offenses based on their participation in a bribery scheme involving over $17 million in construction contracts awarded by the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. To see the United States Attorney’s Press Release and Indictment, click here.
Spouse of the Former Chief Executive Officer of the Roy Schneider Hospital Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
The spouse of the former Chief Executive Officer of the Roy Schneider Hospital was sentenced to three years in prison by a Superior Court Judge after pleading guilty to one count of Accessory After the Fact. To see the Virgin Islands Attorney General’s Press Release, click here.
Former Executive Director of the VI Legislature Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison
Louis Willis SentencingThe former Executive Director of the VI Legislature was sentenced to five years in Federal Prison after a jury convicted him of four counts of Federal programs bribery and extortion under color of official right. To see the United States Attorney’s Press Release, click here.
Former Virgin Islands Senator Pleads Guilty
A former Virgin Islands Senator pleaded guilty to operating and participating in a criminal enterprise whose members and associates engaged in illegal activities, including bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud. To view the United States Attorney’s Press Release and the Plea Deal Request, click here.
Virgin Islands Senator and Two Staff Members Indicted
A Federal Grand Jury has indicted a Virgin Islands Senator and two staff members with operating and participating in a criminal enterprise whose members and associates engaged in illegal activities, including bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud. To view the United States Attorney’s Press Release, click here.
Four Former Officials of the Roy L. Schneider Hospital Charged
The Attorney General of the Virgin Islands filed a 144-count criminal information against four former executive officials of the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. The four former official included Rodney Miller, Sr., Chief Executive Officer; Amos Carty, Jr., Chief Operating Officer and Legal Counsel; Peter Najawicz, Chief Financial Officer; and, June Adams, District Board Chairperson. The charges included violations of the Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (CICO), conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretenses, embezzlement, conversion of Government property, perjury, and conflicts of interest. The information was based on an investigation by the Office of the Virgin Islands Inspector General. To view the information, click here.