The sentencing of former BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering Maynard has been pushed back once again by a few weeks after a number of delays came about in the drug and money laundering trial for former premier Andrew Fahie.
As was previously reported, the trial for the former premier was reset to January 22 pending the outcome of several motions filed by the prosecution and defense.
Maynard leads the prosecution’s list of witnesses and will now be sentenced on February 22, instead of the previous January 18 date that had been scheduled.
Fahie, 53, is charged with one count of conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering in addition to interstate and foreign travel in aid of racketeering.
Maynard and Fahie were arrested in Miami after he allegedly conspired with 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 is alleged to have made made with an informant of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was posing as a drug trafficker at the time.
Maynard admitted in a plea agreement that she introduced the DEA informant to Fahie, and together, they used their authority to facilitate the secret cocaine-smuggling plan.
She is predicted to offer crucial evidence against Fahie after accepting the plea agreement for a lesser sentence.