Members of Criminal Enterprise Sentenced to 10 Terms of Life in Prison

Paul Girard, 36, of St. Croix, and three members of his violent criminal enterprise were sentenced to 10 separate terms of life in prison for their roles in a racketeer-influenced and corrupt organization (RICO), United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Wednesday.

“A reign of unspeakable terror was unleashed in this Territory by Girard and his enterprise.
Murders, robberies, assaults, gun violence, kidnappings, all ordered by Girard while he was
incarcerated. Many lives have been affected by this senseless violence, but the life sentences issued by the court send a strong message that our system of justice works, and anyone who commits these heinous crimes will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Smith said.

According to court documents, Tyler Eugene, also known as “Lucc,” 26, of St. Croix, committed acts of violence on behalf of the gang and at Girard’s direction, including murdering Juan Encarnacion, III, a rival gang member, outside a convenience store. Kareem Harry, also known as “Crumbull,” 36, of St. Croix, participated in the murder of Eddie Harriette, Jr., who was believed to have stolen money from the Girard gang, and separately set up the shooting death of Jermaine Williams, a member of a rival gang led by Ivan James, outside of Williams’ child’s daycare center.

Six additional defendants, all of St. Croix except for Wayne Bellille of St. Thomas, have
pleaded guilty to various racketeering charges and have been sentenced. Below is each defendant’s sentence for the following convictions: