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Kadeem S. Maynard gets 57 months in jail for cocaine smuggling conspiracy

- to be deported from US after completing less than 5-year sentence
Kadeem S. Maynard, the son of former BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, was sentenced in a Miami court to 57 months in jail on Monday, November 20, 2023, for his role in a scheme to traffic cocaine from Colombia through the [British] Virgin Islands to the US mainland. Photo: Team of Reporters
Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard’s, right, sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 18, 2024, ten days after Mr Andrew A. Fahie’s, left, trial is set to begin. Photo: VINO/Facebook/File
Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard’s, right, sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 18, 2024, ten days after Mr Andrew A. Fahie’s, left, trial is set to begin. Photo: VINO/Facebook/File
MIAMI, Florida, USA- Kadeem S. Maynard, the son of former BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard, was sentenced in a Miami court to 57 months in jail on Monday, November 20, 2023, for his role in a scheme to traffic cocaine from Colombia through the [British] Virgin Islands to the US mainland.

Maynard, 32, had pleaded guilty under a plea deal reached in June, alongside his mother, to conspiracy to import a controlled substance. The proffer agreements for the Maynards indicated that they, alongside former VI Premier Andrew A. Fahie, conspired with a confidential source of the Drug Enforcement Administration to smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine through Tortola waters.

He will be deported from the United States upon completing his sentence.

Sentence to be followed by 5 years of supervised release

According to a paperless “minute entry” on the court docket Monday evening, Maynard’s 57-month prison term will be followed by five years of supervised release. He also must pay a special assessment of $100 and comply with all special conditions in the pre-sentence investigation report, the details of which remain under seal.

Judge Kathleen Williams said a written judgment in the criminal case would be forthcoming.

Maynard was arrested in April 2022, along with his mother and Mr Fahie, following a months-long sting operation by agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The trio was accused of plotting with a confidential source they believed was a member of the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel to use their government connections to provide safe passage through Tortola for tens of thousands of kilograms of cocaine to the US, for which they would receive millions of dollars in laundered funds, according to court documents.

Meanwhile, Pickering-Maynard’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 18, 2024, ten days after Mr Fahie’s trial is set to begin.

Mr Fahie, despite the guilty pleas of his co-accused, has consistently maintained his innocence on all charges.

52 Responses to “Kadeem S. Maynard gets 57 months in jail for cocaine smuggling conspiracy”

  • wowww (21/11/2023, 08:00) Like (48) Dislike (6) Reply
    Wow...looks like he spilt AAALLLL the beans! Soon out brethren because I think they have to count the time you already been behind bars. Looks like a win to me.
  • Joker (21/11/2023, 08:09) Like (68) Dislike (3) Reply
    Hopefully he completes a 4 year degree program while behind bars and comes home with some skills other than narcotics trafficking.
    • Real Talk (21/11/2023, 08:17) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
      Degree in what common sense lpl
    • hi (21/11/2023, 10:31) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
      Good thought but I just don't see that happening. Why? Because if you're dumb enough to bring your own mother into your act of greed, crime and stupidity what are the chances of obtaining a degree? Oh yea, he's already earned a degree in selfishness....
  • BVI love (21/11/2023, 08:24) Like (10) Dislike (32) Reply
    Free the dew
  • Got off easy.. (21/11/2023, 08:29) Like (45) Dislike (3) Reply
    Less than 5 yrs plus time served, he will be in jail for about 3 yrs. Can't ask for nothing better. He must have gave the feds some serious info to get that slap on the risk..
  • ***** ***** (21/11/2023, 08:43) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply

    Only that he got Lordyyy!!

  • Head Coach in Shambles (21/11/2023, 08:43) Like (52) Dislike (2) Reply
    Either he has an amazing lawyer or he sang like a bird. If I was Andrew or anyone down here that was involved (let's not kid ourselves there are definitely people here in the BVI who knew and were involved) I'd be sweating.
    • BUSY BEE (21/11/2023, 10:50) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Head Coach in Shambles
      "... there are definitely people here in the BVI who knew and were involved"
      Yes, but isn't it equally fascinating that we've never heard a peep... Nothing, not a word, ZERO... From local law enforcement nor the Attorney General regarding laws these three have clearly also broken in the BVI? Has the DEA up north has said nothing to our local government? Are they that far out of the loop here? Or do we just not care? And the local press hasn't cottoned on to this either.
      • @Busy Bee (21/11/2023, 12:20) Like (16) Dislike (3) Reply
        Lots of UK police moving on island currently. Also talk of a special prosecutor being sent from London to help the DPP. I suspect there is a sequencing going on here: probably nothing will happen until after Andrew Fahie's trial as they do not want to disrupt that. As soon as that occurs in the early part of 2024 I would guess a few people are going to get early morning wake up calls from the police.
  • 999 (21/11/2023, 08:44) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    crime does pay because some folks got more time for a dime bag
  • father (21/11/2023, 08:45) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Easy as ABC. And Priemer still there fighting up.
  • no real time (21/11/2023, 08:48) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
    $nitch maynard GET AWAY less than 5 years
  • (21/11/2023, 08:50) Like (10) Dislike (13) Reply
    It pays to eat the cheese
  • Yellow laundry (21/11/2023, 08:58) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    A F doing time more them blacker
  • WOW (21/11/2023, 09:19) Like (8) Dislike (6) Reply
    A other joke
    Hope the Big guy get 150 months
  • 10 years (21/11/2023, 09:21) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    The sentence is 10 years. 3 months for time served, 57 months incarcerated and 5 years on parole in south Florida. IF he's still alive by November 2033 he will then be deported out of the USA.
    • @10 years (21/11/2023, 10:59) Like (15) Dislike (4) Reply
      He have to stay in South Florida for 5 years while on parole, and he have to find employment be it picking up cans. And in the US it it very hard for paroles to find employment. He also better walk a straight line and stay out of trouble because his parole officer will revoke his parole and send him back to prison. After all said and done he will be deported back to Tortola and can never step foot back on US soil.
  • bvi (21/11/2023, 09:27) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
    Keep him and his mother up there
  • Head Coach (21/11/2023, 10:06) Like (42) Dislike (11) Reply
    Looks like the head coach wont be seeing daylight anytime soon.
    • Hmm (21/11/2023, 10:36) Like (13) Dislike (27) Reply
      Head coach will walk free.
    • @headcoach (22/11/2023, 20:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      It seems like you made daylight to be here blogging crap. GOD is on control of day and night. All he did was speak the word and everything fell in place.
  • unknown (21/11/2023, 10:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply

    That sentence look small,I guess he r&& o** every one.

  • NB (21/11/2023, 10:53) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
    This is cause for concern as mister sang like a canary. Common sense would tell you that things are about to get heated here or maybe I watch too many cartel documentaries. It aint gonna be pretty.
  • jack@$$ (21/11/2023, 11:11) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    He'll be back around here in no time at all. Would be a real shame if his mom gets more time than he got.
  • ausar (21/11/2023, 11:19) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Soo sad, that when all is done, they all will be eventually deported from the US..So sad!!
  • Winky (21/11/2023, 11:27) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Official #1 gotta be looking over he shoulder every day.
    • @Winky (21/11/2023, 12:05) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Official 1 might be getting in as much air miles from now! just in case
    • jack@$$ (21/11/2023, 14:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      I don't think they have anything to worry about actually, they were mentioned but they never involved themselves in this case. Unless I missed something. In the BVI they might have a problem but there has to be evidence and not just some unreliable words of criminals.
  • ok (21/11/2023, 11:30) Like (21) Dislike (6) Reply
    but on his arrival back in the BVI he needs to jailed for the exact same charges and sent to prison.
    • @ok (21/11/2023, 12:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don't even think that the DPP can actually win that case so, what you say is true but, wishful thinking much.
  • Seems that way (21/11/2023, 11:31) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    Coach is going to take the lick in a big way. He and mommy sang like two canary’s on crack waiting for their next hit of crack. Thing is, others that may have been involved on the Island don’t know if their names was canary and FEDs is building a case against you and will be picking you up soon. Honestly, if I was involved in it I would be scared wondering if dude and mommy canary my name.
  • Swift action (21/11/2023, 11:59) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s only in the BVI they have people sitting in prison on remand for years before their case is called. The other thing is that because they have power they give you the maximum time in jail for drugs( unlike the UK and the USA). I have to agree with Daniel that something is wrong with our justice system and the people who has the authority to execute it. I hope that Maynard’s sentencing will serve as a model for these here to emulate.
    • BVI need to respect Foy. (21/11/2023, 15:42) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
      Foy is not fighting for himself. Foy is fighting for the BVI against Britain rule. That's why he kept asking for all those adjournment. Foy is very bright, not so smart, but bright enough go know that when all the evidence and all the names start coming out. .It's going to be so messy, that It's a high possibility that Britain will take over.
  • Word on tha (21/11/2023, 13:25) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    If I was involve or had knowledge of that I would be SCURD S….. L… wondering if those two drop my name to the FEDS. And now they got me on their radar.I could bet my last $100.00 in my account until the next payday, some people here is walking around paranoid and looking over their shoulders.
  • Si Mon Pow Err (21/11/2023, 15:04) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The noose is getting tight, as the rat canary sings his song. Sooner or later the time will come for all those who try to take shortcuts on a path to a majestic life.
  • Optimist (21/11/2023, 15:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Hmm. I really hope he does. Just got to keep him showered in prayers. ????
  • WHY SOME PEOPLE (21/11/2023, 16:18) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    WITH THIS VAST AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE IN AND AROUND THE WORLD / STILL GO INTO THAT KIND OF ENVIRONMENT ? / KNOWING WHAT THE CONCIQUENCES ARE , NOT EVERYONE HAVE A PRICELESS GIFT IN THE PALM OF THEIR HANDS , ( BEING THE PREMIER OF THE COUNTRY THAT YOU WERE BORN IN ) WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD A HIGHLY INTELLIGENT PERSON IN THEIR RIGHT FRAME OF MIND WOULD THROW AWAY AN OPPORTUNITY OF THE HONOR THAT THE PEOPLE GAVE TO HIM , TO SERVE THEM WITH RESPECT / HONESTY / TRANSPARENCY AND INTEGRITY AS HE TAKE THE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER LEVEL AND THOSE WHO TAKE OVER FROM HIM CAN EMULATE HIM AS WE CLIMB THE LADDER ???? ( HE MUST BE REALLY FOND OF RODEO
  • one eye (21/11/2023, 16:20) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    Good news Andrew coming home soon watch out Karl
  • Hmm (21/11/2023, 16:45) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    57-month only I need to get in the drug game!! That's crazt
  • Well (21/11/2023, 19:04) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them man trough Spratt to cough Wales that's all but is the fishermen behind this
  • dd (21/11/2023, 19:11) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who could have kno that this young man would involved in this but any how the old saying go's like that this see me and live is two different thing
  • Lam (21/11/2023, 19:13) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    Sheep u next . That's all i know u in to glad he never get back in office
  • Manjack (21/11/2023, 22:14) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kadeem and his mother Olivine faced part of game theory, ie., ‘Prisoners Dilemma’. The law enforcement uses it all the time. However, the accuse who uses it cannot justice make shit up, for whatever information is provided is verified and checked through other sources before executing any plea deal. And if their testimony at trial is different from that provided with plea bargain, they voukd be in big trouble. With the Maynards plea deals, Andrew Fahie’s trip up the defense hill got a little steeper.
  • Turnbull (21/11/2023, 23:21) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Why do tortilla people want to see their own people in jail. What a shame on the bvi. Pure haters
  • D N A (22/11/2023, 06:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr Maynard looks a bit like Mr Fahie


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