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St. Croix Man Sentenced For Carjacking-related Offense

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

St. Croix, USVI – Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on June 1, 2015 sentenced Abdallah Abdallah, 24, to 84 months in prison for using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent-in-Charge Luis Fraticelli, and Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Delroy Richards.

Chief Judge Lewis also sentenced Abdallah to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a special assessment of $100.

On February 2, 2015, Abdallah pleaded guilty to using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. According to court records, on or about December 24, 2013 in the Estate Strawberry area of St. Croix, Abdallah intentionally drove a brown Chevy Malibu in front of a red Focus driven by the victim and blocked the victim’s car. The passenger in the front seat of the car driven by Abdallah got out the car, walked towards the red Focus, pointed a gun at the victim’s head and told him to get out of the car. After the victim got out of his car, the individual with the gun got into the victim’s car. Abdallah then drove off, and the individual with the gun followed him in the victim’s car. Abdallah was arrested on December 25, 2013, and he had the victim’s car keys in his possession. The victim’s car was later found behind Abdallah’s residence in Estate LaReine. Abdallah was charged under the aiding and abetting theory. His accomplice, a minor, was charged in the Superior Court.

This case was investigated by the VIPD and FBI. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

Updated June 22, 2015