Griffiths: deJongh misappropriated funds

ST. THOMAS - Acting Attorney General Terri Griffiths went after former Gov. John deJongh Jr. on Thursday, announcing at a press conference that work done at his private residence in 2007 represented a misappropriation of funds. She said the government has returned a check for $202.831.60 to deJongh that he had said was to resolve questions about the use of the funds.

The announcement came after years of questions by senators, candidates, the public and The Daily News, and a critical 2010 Department of the Interior Inspector General audit that faulted deJongh for using federal highway funds to build security features at his house, including a guard house and fencing.

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Gov. Kenneth Mapp was back in the territory Friday after a week-long trip that was only announced at the last minute. Mapp, who left the territory Sunday, was stateside for "personal appointments" and "to meet with some potential investors in the territo


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