Former Premier Andrew Fahie’s Attorney Theresa Van Vliet has filed a motion in the United States District Court Southern District of Florida to have his January 9 trial date further postponed to a date in May 2023 or thereafter.
This is according to court documents seen by 284News dated November 28, 2022, where Fahie’s attorney listed a number of reasons for the postponement.
Leading that list was information relating to the identity of the confidential informant which she says has not yet been disclosed to her team.
“The undersigned [Theresa Van Vliet] does not have adequate time to prepare for a trial in this case in early January 2023, nor to address any pretrial filings until the government completes its discovery obligations and until such time as the court may consider and rule on anticipated motions relating to the identity of the confidential informant,” the motion stated.
It added, “In light of the foregoing, Mr. Fahie requests that the court continue the presently set trial date and reset this matter no sooner than May 8, 2023 and further that it reset all currently set pretrial deadlines.”
In the document, Attorney Van Vliet revealed that her attempts to attain information on the confidential informant from the US Government was denied and she indicated that her next step was to file the matter before the court after the Thanksgiving holiday to seek a further judgment on the subject.
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