Trial Date For Former BVI Premier Andrew Fahie Has Been Delayed

MIAMI, FL – The trial date for Former Premier Andrew Fahie, who is charged with several counts of drug smuggling, money laundering and racketeering, will not begin on January 8 as originally scheduled as late motions by prosecutors forced Judge Kathleen Williams to schedule a hearing about those motions on the date the trial was expected to begin.

anfahiaThe trial, to be held here, has now been pushed back to Wednesday, January 10

Fahie’s defense attorney, Theresa Van Vliet, previously objected to what she described as the prosecution’s ‘eleventh-hour’ motions and asked that the court dismiss them.

Van Vliet contended at the time that the motions raised crucial issues for the first time, including the intention to present expert testimony and seek a jury instruction on foreign law in one instance.

Fahie was arrested on April 28, 2022, and remains confined to his daughters’ home here, as part of his $1 million bond conditions.

The former Premier was nabbed in Miami after he allegedly conspired with former BVI Ports Director Oleanvine Maynard and her son, Kadeem Maynard and agreed to allow large amounts of cocaine to pass through BVI’s ports as part of a multi-million dollar deal he made with an informant of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was posing as a drug trafficker at the time.

The start date for Fahie’s trial has been adjusted on multiple occasions, largely due to the trove of evidence prosecutors claim implicates the former Premier in the elaborate drug and money laundering scheme.

Fahie is facing possible life imprisonment if convicted on the charges brought against him by the United States government.