by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former Premier of the British Virgin Island (BVI), Andrew Fahie, will remain detained by United States authorities after US prosecutor Juan Gonzalez filed an appeal against Fahie’s $500,000 bail.
According to regional media outlets, as a result of the filing, Fahie’s bail offer is on hold pending the appeal’s conclusion, placing him back in the custody of the State of Florida.
At the pre-trial detention hearing on Wednesday (May 4), Fahie was released on a $500,000 bond and was expected to remain in Miami, at the rented home of his two daughters, with him and his family surrendering their travel documents and Fahie under house arrest.
Fahie was arrested in the United States last week on drug and money laundering charges which led to his most recent dismissal as the Premier of the BVI, with his former deputy now replacing him as Premier.
According to BVI News, Fahie’s wife, Sheila Forbes-Fahie, is also under restriction, although she was allowed to attend the funeral of Fahie’s sister, who passed after her brother’s arrest. “However, the judge said once these duties are completed, the wife must surrender her passport and travel documents.”
The duo’s matter, including Ports Authority Director Oleanvine Maynard, who invoked her right to remain silent, was set for arraignment on May 13, but reports suggest the date was changed to May 25, 2022.