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Former FEMA Employee Charged with Stealing Government Property

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands


St. Thomas, USVI –United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today that Duane Woods, Jr. has been indicted for Receiving Stolen Government Property and Grand Larceny. According to the indictment, Woods, who worked for FEMA at the time, converted FEMA property to his own use, including a generator, phones, monitors, and iPads.

This case is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security-OIG and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Brooks.

United States Attorney Shappert reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formal charging document, and it is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated May 24, 2019

Public Corruption