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British Virgin Islands premier not subject to pre-trial detention, U.S. judge rules

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The British Virgin Islands' Acting Premier Natalio Wheatley said on Wednesday that he has been nominated to take over as premier. The move comes in light of elected premier Andrew Fahie's drug arrest in Miami last week. Fahie, 51, was arrested at a Miami airport along with the managing director of the territory's Ports Authority.
3 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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British Virgin Islands premier not subject to pre-trial detention, U.S. judge rules

A U.S. judge on Wednesday ruled that Andrew Fahie, premier of the British Virgin Islands, will not face pre-trial detention while awaiting proceedings on charges that he conspired to launder money and traffic drugs into the United States.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Judge Orders British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie Be Released On $500,000 Bond In Cocaine Smuggling Case

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — On Wednesday, a federal judge in Miami ordered that British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie be released on $500,000 corporate surety bond.Fahie was taken into custody last week in South Florida on cocaine smuggling charges.Fahie has since requested his release, claiming he is immune from prosecution because he is the elected, constitutional head of government of the British overseas territory.An attorney for Fahie made …

3 months ago·United States
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'Corrupt to core' Caribbean premier gets bond in drug case

MIAMI (AP) — The premier of the British Virgin Islands, whom U.S. prosecutors described as “corrupt to the core,” was given a $500,000 bond that could see him released from

3 months ago·United States
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British Virgin Islands premier facing drugs charges could be freed from custody

The premier of the British Virgin Islands could be released on a 500,000 dollar (£400,000) bond as he awaits trial on charges tied to a US government drugs sting, a federal judge in Miami said.

3 months ago·Ireland
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British Virgin Islands acting premier nominated to take over from Fahie

MEXICO CITY: The British Virgin Islands' Acting Premier Natalio Wheatley said on Wednesday (May 4) that he has been nominated to take over as premier, in light of elected premier Andrew Fahie's drug arrest in Miami last week. Wheatley said in a Facebook Live address that efforts are underway for Fahie

3 months ago·Singapore
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‘Corrupt to core’ Caribbean premier gets bond in drug case

MIAMI >> The premier of the British Virgin Islands, whom U.S. prosecutors described as “corrupt to the core,” was given a $500,000 bond that could see him released from prison as he awaits trial on charges tied to a U.S. narcotics sting.

3 months ago·Honolulu, United States
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