WTJX in Virgin Islands hires controversial former government official

By Dru Sefton

Marc Biggs, a former U.S. Virgin Islands official convicted of accepting bribes in exchange for government contracts, went to work this week as facilities coordinator for WTJX, the PBS member station in St. Croix, reports the Virgin Islands Daily News.

Biggs was property and procurement commissioner for the island territory when he was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2008. He is currently on home confinement as his sentence comes to an end.

“I know his hiring might be a little controversial,” said Osbert Potter, station c.e.o., “but we’re an equal employment opportunity entity. We certainly feel that his extensive experience in property and procurement matters will serve us well here at the system.”

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