Press Releases

Final Judgement Filed For Rosemary Sauter-Frett

U.S. Virgin Islands – V.I. Attorney General Ariel M. Smith announces that on October 25, 2023, a conviction and judgment was entered against Rosemary-Sauter Frett, a real estate agent charged with embezzling millions of dollars from clients between 2008-2010 in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Sauter-Frett was sentenced in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands in the St. Thomas district.

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.