Former Premier Andrew Fahie has filed a motion in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida to have his upcoming deadlines for filings extended.
The motion was filed by Fahie’s attorney Theresa Van Vliet who cited continuous technical difficulties by the United States Government as the main reason for the motion.
Van Vliet said the technical difficulties have prevented Fahie from being able to access discovery materials that are needed for his upcoming trial.
She outlined the issue in her motion which was filed on Monday, June 20, ahead of the deadline for the filing of pretrial motions which was set for today June 22.
“The Government’s production was received on Friday, June 17, 2022. Since then efforts have been continuously underway to download and copy the discovery materials so that Mr. Fahie may review the discovery. That process is incomplete owing to technical difficulties in downloading a certain file of data that purports to contain extracts of phones and computers. The undersigned has contacted Government counsel regarding the technical issue but has not yet received a response,” the document read.
Van Vliet also said that her team is unable to file any anticipated request for a continuance of the currently set trial date for Fahie’s case until there is access to the discovery.
She hinted that there may be a need for additional time, which will be dependent upon the time and date the discovery files are made available.
“In light of the foregoing, Mr. Fahie requests that all currently set deadlines be stayed until fourteen (14) days from the date he is able to gain access to the Government’s production in order to afford reasonable time to propose a pretrial schedule and trial setting,” the document added.
According to court documents, Fahie’s trial date has been set for July 18, 2022.