The leading of the British Virgin Islands will plead not responsible to drug smuggling and dollars laundering fees, his attorney mentioned.
Andrew Fahie, fifty one, who is accused of agreeing to support a federal informant posing as a cartel member smuggle countless numbers of kilograms of cocaine by way of the territory to the United States, will deny the allegations from him, legal professional Theresa Van Vliet indicated Wednesday, as documented by the BBC.
Fahie was unveiled from detention on Thursday on a $five hundred,000 bond, dominated Choose Alicia Otazo-Reyes of the U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of Florida. He will be confined to his home with his spouse and two daughters underneath GPS checking.
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Fahie was arrested previous thirty day period in Florida, subsequent a federal government sting procedure, which allegedly discovered that he laundered “thousands and thousands of bucks in drug proceeds from the U.S. to the BVI,” in accordance to court docket paperwork. He is also accused of accepting countless numbers of bucks in bribes to permit the “safe and sound passage of cocaine” by way of the British Virgin Islands.
As the elected head of federal government of the British Virgin Islands, Fahie sought to invoke immunity from arrest and detention on Monday, however U.S. Legal professional Juan Gonzalez denied the declare mainly because the U.S. federal government “does not understand the British Virgin Islands as a sovereign condition,” for every a court docket submitting.
Fahie’s arraignment listening to is scheduled for Might twenty five, when he will enter his plea.