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St. Croix Man Sentenced for Carjacking-Related Offense

Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Abdallah Abdallah, 24, Monday to seven years in prison for a firearms charge that occurred during a carjacking, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe.

The news release issued Tuesday also credited FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Luis Fraticelli and V.I. Police Commissioner Delroy Richards.

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

Abdallah pleaded guilty Feb. 2 to the charge of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.

According to court records, on or about Dec. 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 Dec. 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 and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

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