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U.S. Virgin Islands DOJ Achieves Historic $75 Million Victim-Supporting Settlement with JPMorgan

St. Thomas, V.I. – Today U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Ariel M. Smith announced the USVI Department of Justice has reached an historic victim-supporting settlement with JPMorgan Chase. The settlement includes significant commitments by JPMorgan Chase to curtail human trafficking, and payments by JPMorgan Chase to the USVI DOJ totaling $75 million.

DOJ Victim Services Unit gearing up to recognize National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

St. Thomas, V.I. – The Victim Services Unit of the V.I. Department of Justice (DOJ) is teaming up with the Family Resource Center (FRC) to host this year’s observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims slated for Monday Sept. 25th at 5:30pm at the Emancipation Garden in St. Thomas.

Felipe Felix Advised of Rights for Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – V.I. Attorney General Ariel Smith announces that 62-year-old Felipe Felix, a registered sex offender, was arrested on August 15th, 2023, for unauthorized possession of a firearm. This arrest resulted from the efforts of our annual Sex Offender “Keeping Watch” Operation in the St. Croix District. The team responsible for the arrest are members of the V.I. Dept. of Justice (VIDOJ) Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Unit, V.I. Superior Court Probation Officers, Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and the U.S. Marshals Service.