|Alex Saab Moran's Antigua CBI passport.|
The trial judge in ALEX NAIN SAAB MORAN's Miami Federal case entered an order on January 4, postponing the selection of the trial date to a further hearing, now set for February 15, which cancels the scheduled January 7 hearing where the setting was to take place. The order recited that, had a hearing been held on the seventh, the defendant would thereafter been required to isolate for 14 days, which would have interfered with his ability to consult with defense counsel; thus the order in lieu of the hearing.
Whether this delay is an attempt to conceal the fact that Saab Moran is cooperating with law enforcement, as has been alleged by a number of court observers, cannot be confirmed at this time. One source asserts that Saab actually made a deal before he was extradited from Cape Verde, but there is no proof available at this time to verify this allegation. Whether the case is set for a speedy trial when it next is called up for hearing may answer that question, but at this time, Saab's status as a possible CI is only an educated guess.