Case Caption: Peter Najawicz vs. People of the Virgin Islands Case Number: SCT-CRIM-2019-0098Date: 02/24/2022Author: Hodge, Rhys S. Citation: 2022 VI 4Summary: In an appeal from the Superior Court’s January 9, 2020 judgment and commitment, which adjudicated this defendant guilty of numerous offenses stemming from his employment at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital, the People failed to introduce sufficient evidence to sustain his convictions for obtaining money by false pretenses, embezzlement of fiduciaries, violation of the Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or conspiracy. However, the People introduced sufficient evidence to sustain his convictions under the certifying officer statute. Accordingly, the defendant’s the convictions for Counts 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 29, 34, and 35 are reversed, but his convictions on Counts 31 and 33 are affirmed. However, because the Superior Court illegally sentenced this defendant to one year of incarceration on Count 33, that portion of his sentence is vacated, and the case is remanded for resentencing in a manner consistent with the certifying officer statute.Attachment: Open Document or Opinion