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Fahie sentencing now set for Aug 5, 2024; Requests minimum 10-year sentence

Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Mr Andrew A. Fahie will now be sentenced in a Miami court on August 5, 2024. Photo: GIS/File
Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard will be sentenced on June 20, 2024. Photo: GIS/File
Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard will be sentenced on June 20, 2024. Photo: GIS/File
MIAMI, Florida, USA- Former Premier of the Virgin Islands Mr Andrew A. Fahie has received another delay to his sentencing.

After several delays, Mr Fahie was scheduled to be sentenced on June 25, 2024; however, his legal team successfully applied for a postponement.

Mr Fahie, 53, who was found guilty on February 8, 2024, on charges of drug smuggling, money laundering, and racketeering, after he was arrested at a Miami Airport on April 28, 2022, will now be sentenced on August 5, 2024.

Assuming sentencing takes place as currently scheduled, Mr Fahie will have spent an additional 179 days in custody post-conviction before the day of sentencing.

Minimum 10-year-sentence requested

According to court records seen by our News Centre, Mr Fahie, through his lawyers, has moved for a sentence that is no more than the statutorily required minimum sentence of 120 months [10 years], which, in accordance with United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005), is a reasonable sentence that adequately reflects the seriousness of the offense and provides just and reasonable punishment.

Mr Fahie’s lawyers also proposed that credit must be given for time served.

Ex Ports boss to be sentenced June 20

Meanwhile, former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, who was arrested with Mr Fahie in Miami, will be sentenced on June 20, 2024.

Pickering-Maynard had pleaded guilty to cocaine conspiracy charges as part of a plea deal with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to testify against Mr Fahie.

Her son, Kadeem S. Maynard, also pleaded guilty to cocaine conspiracy charges as part of a similar plea deal and was sentenced on November 20, 2023, to 57 months in prison for conspiracy to import cocaine into the United States.

30 Responses to “Fahie sentencing now set for Aug 5, 2024; Requests minimum 10-year sentence ”

  • oh well (12/06/2024, 13:40) Like (56) Dislike (2) Reply
    from not guilty plea to requesting the minimum now . wasted the court time . A plea deal would have saved you some of the money your lawyer walked away with.
    • Jones (12/06/2024, 15:41) Like (27) Dislike (4) Reply
      Time already spent. He was at his daughters house not jail
      • Greg (12/06/2024, 22:59) Like (5) Dislike (6) Reply
        But he was still under house arrest, which counts too as time served because his freedom was still taken away.
  • headd couch (12/06/2024, 13:50) Like (6) Dislike (31) Reply
    my people pray for me
  • Rise (12/06/2024, 13:57) Like (14) Dislike (51) Reply
    Regardless to the outcome he shall rise.
    • l (12/06/2024, 23:05) Like (24) Dislike (3) Reply
      @ Rise. Rise to where? He will arrive back to the BVI after his term is served where he will be shamed. What a fall from GRACE! They have made us look really bad. This happens all over the world in small islands where the top brass eats very well and the paupers can barely survive.
      • @@Rise (13/06/2024, 15:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        It happens nore in the bigger countries. There are more homeless and starving people per capita in bigger countries including UK and USA.
  • Guest (12/06/2024, 14:17) Like (53) Dislike (1) Reply
    How ironic, August 05th, 2024 is August (Emancipation) Monday.
  • Kokane (12/06/2024, 14:55) Like (7) Dislike (60) Reply
    I agree with the request. It should only be about 5 years cause he never saw or touched product only the money. He was only thinking bout doing the deal it was never really agreed upon. Lastly it was entrapment by the Maynards.
    • ;) (13/06/2024, 11:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      the fact that he fell for the entrapment says a lot about him, so stop your fart!
      the fact that he touched the money is worst than touching the drug. Because of his dealings of getting the drugs to the USA, a place that is not his place is the reason for them in the USA to lock him up and throw away the keys. Watch you self. Then that one there talking about immunity!! To much crap happening between elected politician, and they getting away with it because of this stupid immunity fart!!!!! So because you in leadership position you must do what you want? Not under God's heavens, and then still mocking God. He go deal with all of them, tic tok, tic, tok tok; time longer than twine!!!!!!!! A whole bunch of them God is watching in the Caribbean, wait and see God work, remember this!!!!!
      • Kokane (13/06/2024, 12:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        The Most High does not care about man's government nor man's corruptness in its' government.
  • @ Guest (12/06/2024, 15:01) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yup we will be celebrating the nail in our coffin....that's life when you are clueless.
  • We ain fools. (12/06/2024, 15:23) Like (10) Dislike (54) Reply
    He cut a deal. He will get the minimum. In 3 yrs he will be back here running and winning district #1 again..
  • Big bruce (12/06/2024, 15:29) Like (65) Dislike (2) Reply
    So you had a chance to plea guilty or struct a deal like Maynard but now you want to beg for leniency. Lol you funny. When the bvi people beg for a break from 24/7 lockdown you didn't show leniency. Instead you paid a local barge to "patrol" our boarders wwhen UK offered assistance for free. You used or tax money while the rest of us was locked with no income and surviving on scrap's

    Where was the leniency when y'all refused to fix the terrible roads

    Where was the leniency when y'all refused to fix infrastructure

    Where was the leniency when you kept pulling funds from out social security?

    Where was the leniency when you handed out those Grant's to fake farmers and fishers?

    I hope they give you the maximum sentence let karma hold you

    And don't forget to hold on to that soap tight.

    Hopefully you finally lose some weight in there. You won't have out tax dollars to fund your lifestyle (well you probably tho since our government allowed you to retire and still reap out tax dollars while in jail smh) set of crooks crying about colonialism

    Yah didn't show leniency when you was about to deal with cartels and sell out the bvi!
  • take (12/06/2024, 15:33) Like (45) Dislike (2) Reply
    Give him the maximum sentence. He knew exactly what he was doing and got involved willingly. No one set him up. His actions have greatly harmed this country, and it will take years, if not decades, to undo the damage he and his idiot supporters have caused.
  • John (12/06/2024, 15:41) Like (0) Dislike (20) Reply
    And what does August monday have to do with them It's not a Holiday up there all of them
    Who he help should pray he only get a fine and come back home
    • @John (12/06/2024, 20:27) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
      Look up the meaning of the word irony, then you might understand the reference to August Monday.
  • @ RISE (12/06/2024, 15:55) Like (25) Dislike (7) Reply
    ARE U A BAKER ? WHERE HE'S GOING , HE BETTER NOT UP HIS REAR END , HE HSD IT MADE / BORN IN THE BVI WAS GIBEN THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO EMULATE MR STOUTT AND TRY TO DO BETTER THAN HIM FOR THE PEOPLE / HIS FAMILY AND THE COUNTRY , SO THAT THOSE WHO COME BEHIND HIM CAN DO THE SAME AND MAKE THE BVI PROUD , INSTEAD HE CHOSE THE OPPOSITE , AND STRANGELY NONE OF THE POLITICIANS ON EITHER SIDE AINT SAYING ANYTHING ON THAT AT ALL ???? A D TO ADDD INSULT TO INJURY ( A PHOTO OF THIS HONORABLE GENTLEMAN IS STILL UP IN THE HOA ) WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR THE BVI THAT IS SO HONORABLE AND SHOULD BE HONORED WITH A PHOTO OF HIM IN THE HOA ? ISN'T THE HOA SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT INTEGRITY ? / LAVITY GOT TO BE SHAKING HIS HEAD AT THESE SET OF WANNABES THAT SHOULD OF BEEN FOLLING IN HIS FOOTSTEPS ????
  • @ Kokane (12/06/2024, 16:43) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    another new name again , wow , we know you had to be on something , so thanks for confirming it - OK crackhead we n0ow understand why you keep hollering out your usual broken record racial narratives
  • jack (12/06/2024, 16:47) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Free the due?
    • ....... (12/06/2024, 21:25) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Yo killer get bail . We don't push badness but if it badness is badness you digg. 7 of the best waiting on you
  • tola (12/06/2024, 20:34) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
    Andrew have the country in a messed cause of his greed
  • New Life (12/06/2024, 21:28) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    The old lady coming home dis month she done did her part all she has to do is look out for west Bank coming to kill her
  • BVI Don. (12/06/2024, 23:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    You think Foy ain Ratting you lie. Britain got all what they need. Foh will get minimum and spend 3 yrs in a protective luxury detention center as part of his corporation deal..Maynard going to get time served and continue residing in the U.S.
  • west end police (13/06/2024, 00:22) Like (2) Dislike (20) Reply
    Andrew is who we need for this country
  • 25 to life (13/06/2024, 06:21) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    The consultant should not be advising anyone else. Those who are walking in head coach footsteps should now pause and do a you turn!
  • Bla! Bla! (13/06/2024, 08:56) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    He will never be sentenced. I’ve never seen so many postponements in a single case. It is rediculous! I truly expected the US to be more on point.
  • Augst Monday 2044 (13/06/2024, 11:13) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    Fahie will come back to the BVI 20 years from his sentence date!
  • joke (14/06/2024, 16:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    A lot of you rejoicing and have everything for a joke but let me remind you God don't sleep. Everything in life is a matter of timing. If it was injustice, set up or whatever the situation God don't sleep. Why rejoice? Fall on your knees and pray it don't happen to you or your family don't enjoy another person downfall.


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