Premier Honourable Andrew Fahie has been granted a $500,000 corporate bond which means he could likely be released from federal detention in Miami prior to his May 25 arraignment.
This was confirmed by international media news sites which said the decision came as a surprise after federal court Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes rejected the prosecutors’ argument that Premier Fahie was a flight risk.
Instead, the judge ruled that Fahie could remain in Miami at a rented home which is shared by his daughters, permitting that he wears an ankle monitor and that his family surrender their travel documents to the authorities.
He is required to pay a $500,000 corporate surety bond. However, it is not a green light for the premier as the United States prosecutors have challenged the decision and his sure release is now uncertain.
Premier Fahie is jointly charged with Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority Mrs. Oleanvine Maynard along with her son Kadeem Maynard with conspiracy to import a control drug and money laundering.