It appears that, after its latest production of Discovery , the US Attorney's Office in Miami noted that there are more than one thousand surveillance videos of the primary defendant, disgraced and defrocked ex-Premier ANDREW FAHIE. When taken with the audio surveillance, the evidence against him seems to be nothing short of overwhelming, making a guilty verdict highly likely. What's Fahie waiting for? If he wants any of the three counts dismissed, he should serious consider entering into a plea agreement.
When he was initially taken into custody, literally cught red-handed accepting a huge bribe to allow narcotics to safely be stored in the British Virgin Islands, and to transit into North America, Fahie reportedly made sounds as if he was goin g to cooperate forthwith, and name & shame a number of senior government officials who also worked with drug kingpins, most notably the leaders of Antigua & Barbuda. He then appeared to have had second thoughts, and his reward was a superseding indictment, adding a RICO charge. Didn't he get the obvious message?
The case is not scheduled for trial until July 17, 2023, but the longer he forces the Government to prepare the case, the less benefit, and mitigation of the ultimate outcome he is likely to receive. Fahie has an outstanding defense attorney; is it that he is not listening to her advice?
Research Note: US vs. Andrew Fahie et al, case No,: 1-22-cr-20191 (SDFL).