According to multiple sources, both in the East Caribbean and in North America, former Saint Kitts & Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has been indicted, in Federal Court in the United States, and America is seeking his extradition. Longtime readers of this blog may recall that exposed Douglas as the holder of a diplomatic passport from the Commonwealth of Dominica, reciting that he was a native Dominican, which he purportedly for international travel, since his SKN passport apparently drew too much unwanted attention at international airports in North America and Western Europe.
Douglas has reportedly been charged with;
(1) Money Laundering.
(4) Wire Fraud.
(5) Criminal Conspiracy.
Given that indictments of defendant who are outside the United States, and this not in Federal custody, are sealed and not available to the public or journalists, we are unable to obtain details or verification of the many similar rumours flitting around the East Caribbean, but specific dates have been uniformly stated, raising a presumption that the information is accurate.
There are strong suspicions that Douglas was charged, based upon information supplied to US law enforcement agencies by former BVI premier Andrew Fahie, soon after he was arrested in Florida on money laundering and narcotics trafficking charges. Fahie reportedly stated that he was going to bring down a number of East Caribbean leaders that he knew were involved in facilitating narcotics trafficking through their territories, giving drug shipments safe haven from seizure by American maritime law enforcement action.
|"He's a little crook sometimes." quote from the criminal case.
The action against Denzil Douglas will most likely further worry other East Caribbean leaders, who fear that they could be targets of Fahie's substantial assistance, who have noticed an extensive delay in Fahie's trial, which often indicates that ongoing cooperation could be occurring behind the scenes.