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Ex-Premier Fahie Requests Bail Modification for Legal Meetings and Dental Care

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by Janeka Simon (VI Consortium) Andrew Fahie needs more space and more privacy to meet with his lawyer than his daughter’s cramped two-bedroom apartment can provide.

That is one of the main reasons being given by his attorney, Theresa Van Vliet, in her most recent public filing in the case, in which she asks for relaxed bail conditions for her client as they prepare for trial in the coming weeks.

The motion for more flexibility for Mr. Fahie, the former premier of the British Virgin Islands arrested in Miami last April on drug trafficking, money laundering and racketeering charges, was filed last week. Ms. Van Vliet had been traveling to Mr. Fahie’s house arrest location to meet with her client, but says that this arrangement does not afford them the privacy they need to discuss sensitive legal matters.

Mr. Fahie’s two daughters also occupy the apartment, and attend classes online. They have reportedly been able to leave the unit for short periods of time while their father meets with his lawyer, but as those meetings necessarily become more frequent and more lengthy ahead of trial, this arrangement will become less feasible, Ms. Van Vliet argued.

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