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Fahie and company officially indicted by US Grand Jury

File photo of Oleanvine Maynard and the disgraced former Premier, Andrew Fahie.

Disgraced former Premier, Andrew Fahie and his co-accused mother-son duo Oleanvine and Kadeem Maynard have officially been indicted on three counts of involvement in a cocaine and money laundering scheme by a United States Grand Jury.

The grand jury determined that the United States government had enough evidence to bring criminal proceedings against the accused on the three charges – conspiracy to import a controlled substance, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and attempted money laundering.

The indictment was filed by the United States prosecutors on Wednesday. The indictment papers also call for forfeiture of any properties to the United States government that are deemed to have derived, whether directly or indirectly, from the defendants’ involvement in the conspiracy.

The indictment papers indicated that any property used or intended to be used in any manner to commit or facilitate the commission of the offences the defendants have been accused of will have to be forfeited.

In the same breath, if any of the properties subject to forfeiture, because of any act or omission by the defendants, cannot be located; has been transferred, sold to, or deposited with a third party; has been placed beyond the jurisdiction of the US court; has been diminished in value or has been mingled with other properties which cannot be divided then the United States would be entitled to the forfeiture of substitute properties.

Fahie and the Maynards now face up to life imprisonment if convicted of the alleged offences.

Both Fahie and Mrs Maynard were arrested at Miami Opa-Locka Airport on April 28, while Kadeem was arrested in St Thomas, USVI and is yet to make his initial appearance in Florida’s Federal Court.

Fahie, represented by attorney Theresa Van Vliet, was offered bail on May 4, but the prosecution filed an appeal against the offer.

Fahie’s attorney has since filed a motion to have the appeal dismissed.

Mrs Maynard is currently being represented by a court-appointed attorney.

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  1. GREED says:

    they have allowed the spirit of greed to destroy their lives, may almighty God have mercy upon them.

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    • May the good lord says:

      bury these wicked witches and wizards..don’t ever want to see their faces again

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      • Stone house says:

        That stone house was used to set up the deal. Sounds like it might soon have a new owner (US Gov)

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      • O’Neal says:

        Fahie’s stupidity and greed have set us back two or three generations. We can no longer blame anyone other than our selves for our problems. We can no longer claim reparations. Fahie demonstrated that we are incapable of governing ourselves. Let’s focus on education. Maybe in 20 or 40 years we shall find honest people to help us solve our problems.

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  2. sad says:

    wow poor andrew free the drew

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    • @ sad says:

      You want to free a criminal that allowed drugs and guns to pass through this Territory that resulted in murders???!?????

      You think he felt sorry for all the lives lossed when he continued his criminal ways????!!!

      He had plenty of time to repent and obey God BUT CHOSE TO MAKE A MOCKERY OF GOD BY HOLDING PRAYER AND REPENTANCE SERVICES!!

      You people better come to your senses quick!!

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    • @ sad says:

      All that claiming free the drew and using that stupid hashtag should not be speaking against corruption because it is this double-tongue that proves you can’t be taken seriously and are a part of the problem.

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  3. wow!! says:

    He lost in jail mehson!

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  4. wellsah says:

    mika barry done exposed them i have no sympathy for andrew. he betrayed his country and his people. we are in a state right because of people like you guys.

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    • @welsahhh says:

      Not everything about Mika Barry episodes is true. Most of the times it’s just for entertainment purposes. Y’all does believe anything smh.

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  5. Resident says:

    I guess crime doesn’t pay after all

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  6. Well Wow says:

    So basically the US want back the money that US gave them. The money that the US use to persuade Fahie and Maynard to conspire to commit a fictitious crime formulated by the US.

    What a system we live in!

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    • @ WELL WOW says:

      NOBODY ABSOLUTELY NOBODY HAD TO CONVINCE THIS CROOK FAHIE TO DO ANYTHING!!

      WHAT PART OF THE AFFIDAVIT TOU DON’T UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY TOLD HIM HE COULD BACK OUT AND HE SAID HE’S BEEN DOING THIS FOR 20 YEEEAAARRRRS!!!

      SINCE 2003 THE. US AND FORMER BVI ATTORNEY GENERAL HAD INFORMATION OF FAHIE AND HIS PARTIES ENGAGED IN MONEY LAUNDERING BUT HE GOT OFF.

      EVERY ROPE HAS AN END!!!

      YOU USE BALAHOO TO CATCH FISH, CHEESE TO CATCH RATS, AND DRUGS/MONEY TO CATCH CRIMINALS!!!!!!

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    • Nah ... says:

      Basically, USA wants REAL assets for the FAKE US$700K $h!t they showed them.

      So, you see who the THIEVES are!!!!

      This is a world that we are living in. It does not pay to be GREEDY – whether for money, sex, food, material things. This should be a lesson for all.

      Parents let’s teach our children in word and in deed the true value of life – do not go beyond CONTENTMENT and be happy with the little bit the Almighty blessed you with!

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      • @ Nah says:

        Nooo stupid, the want REAL assets for the REAL US $20k (accepted by Andrew) and 10k (accepted by Maynard). Duhh. How they going get assets off the money they didnt even get the chance to touch.

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      • @ Nah says:

        That should teach him to stop .

        This man had the gall to promote gambling by using the Bible verse the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just.

        He must not have read these other verses:

        Proverbs 22:16-17

        One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich–both come to poverty. Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

        1 Timothy 6:9-10

        But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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      • DeA says:

        We are in your midst and you are going to burn for this and all you manipulating born in the US and sucking on usa t*ts paying no tax that’s coming back and all you sc**wing usa boat people who trying to do the same thing your boat people do Usvi to Bvi and back and all the things you need from PR and Usvi your walk with your chin out Bvi, getting ready for some tyson upper cut from ncle Sam for las 30 years when Immigrations and customs and basically every part of the civil service turned into sh**ty rude disrespect USA ppl. the same people that snake US citizenship blowinbaby at my sttt hospital because you’re people or cousins stole all the money for your healthcare We now come in for your half citizen crook a**es. DeA been asking usvi folk who the bad apples east is. Pay the Piper for the countless hours of waiting and being disrespected by a society of civil servant jackasses -over- thought they had the rudder of the virgins. Ain’t got steerage now mi son———-!

    • read some more says:

      That money that they showed him when he was arrested was fake. only the $20,000.00 was real.

    • Shine light says:

      Did you miss the part where Fahie said “it wasn’t his first rodeo”? Continue playing see and blind and see how far that gets the BVI

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  7. Life says:

    How many days of Life left for inmate Fahie?

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  8. smh... says:

    Fahie is most definitely a flight risk.

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  9. smh says:

    good thing! Yall keep him forever!!!

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  10. WTF says:

    He never getting out of the woods now.

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  11. Scary...Isn't it? says:

    Fahie and the Maynards now face up to life imprisonment if convicted of the alleged offences.
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    Ive said it once, and I’d say it again, there are two roads to getting involved in the illegal drug trade: A 6 ft cell if your lucky or 6 ft under.

    Pick your poison.

    Wise people would stay away, or if you don’t and get caught don’t say you were not warned.

    Fahie reportedly was quoted as saying “No..no..no..this is not my first rodeo”. Well all rodeos has an ending.

    U.S prosecutors states that he is “corrupt to the core”. It’s ironic that he is being labelled in this manner given that he was the one who was preaching from the mountain tops that the NDP government was the most corrupt ever.

    Sometimes when people speak, they are projecting, and speaking of themselves. This is a perfect example. When you point fingers at others, 3 are always pointing back at you.

    These 3 people destroyed their lives and in process helped dragged the BVI into a political crisis.

    Oh..what tangled web we weave. If they have any sense left, they might want to start coughing up some names, and entering some sort of plea deal, or face the prospect of significant jail time.

    Now, I do not fathom ever being in their positions as don’t even drink coffee least do drugs using or selling/conspiring, but if for some reason I fell and hit my head, loss consciousness, and wake up selling or conspiring to sell drugs to the U.S, and got caught, facing life, I would develop instant verbal diarrhea.

    I’m telling on everybody. The authorities would not be able to get me to shut up. I’m not doing life by myself. Whoever was in it with me will be be going down with me. Every man for himself.

    I am still in shock that a man of God supposedly would be involved with that. That’s why I do church at home. Unfortunately I have lost trust in those who always has God in their mouths.

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    • Caribbean Girl says:

      U made me crack up! You are so funny 🙂

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    • Adding up says:

      Them calling names don’t make sense, if they open their mouths and sell out to get a lesser sentence to come back here? Lesser sentence to return to the BVI to be scored? And in danger due to calling names?

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    • Plea Deal says:

      If he knows what good for him he better take a plea deal because if tries to fight this in a US court with the amount of evidence against him; he will most certainly lose and the only way he’ll set foot in the BVI again is when they drop off his body or scatter his ashes after passing away in prison.

      • Hinches says:

        Stone cold Murderers in the US do not always get life. I don’t see why these 3 should be facing life!

  12. Che Guevara says:

    A modern day hero who stood his ground against the great western powers! This is how I view my leader, Mr. Fahie is a political prisoner being held against his will. His only crime was when he said independence for the VI!

    Like Muammar Gaddafi our leader is a freedom fighter who wanted to be free from Colonists grips over his country!

    It was a crime to capture our leader and overrun our people and nation!

    No Uk rule! No to federal agents operating in BVI. Freethedrew
    Release our Diplomat!

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    • Shocked says:

      Modern day hero, are you serious? He is a complete hypocrite who preaches about God then profits from drugs hitting the streets, ultimately killing children and ruining lives. Lock him up and throw away the key.

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      • Lily ann says:

        Don’t stress yourself with these type of commenters …. its either Andrew up on the Jail computer using up his 1 hour free time to come talk crap on his name … or it’s one of his deranged die hard supporters !!! Dont blow yall breath on them !!! We glad this crook is behind bars

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    • Salmon says:

      I prefer Scotland Yard over the Lebanese Hezbollah.

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      • Well sah says:

        Why aren’t we talking about these Hezbollah Operatives in the BV? Where is the outrage for this terrorist group being here in the BVI?

    • What? says:

      Oh, so drugs running is okay with you then? What about all the young men and women whose lives are lost when they get involved in cocaine? BVI doesn’t even have a good rehabilitation center for addicts. And then there are those who need to rob to feed their habit. That’s okay with you, too, right? A person’s choice of heroes says a lot about them and what it says about you is that you must be like those that idolize Dudus and El Chapo and them

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  13. Laura says:

    Andrew is a great example for all to learn from if you essentially want to destroy your life quickly. Because when greed takes hold of you, all morality goes out the window. Yes, we all make mistakes, but Andrew escaped Hell’s fire many times and he kept going back and back and back because He taught He was untouchable….now HIS family name and legacy, OUR country’s name and legacy are in tatters, and everything has to be rebuilt to regain respect. “Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.” -Proverbs 15:27 –

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    • Scary...Isn't it? says:

      “Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.” -Proverbs 15:27 –
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      Truth. I love that. Thanks for sharing. That’s a very good proverb to live by. I need to read my bible more. I missed that one despite I live by those words.

      I’m tanksful for my humility and adopting the values of my parents who believed in living within our means.

      While poverty comes with hardship, I’d rather be poor and without than doing something illegal to make ends meet. I also rather remain non envious of what others have because I have no idea where they got what they have from.

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  14. digging grave for people says:

    Do not dig graves for other people. You could fall right into it. I am not celebrating your down fall but you did a lot of bad things to good people. You spoil a lot of people’s good name even running to the previous governors to tell lies on your political opponents. You were warned over and over about what you were doing and would not listen. You were on the top of your mouth calling people corrupt without any facts or any care for the effects on them and their families. Now look who is really the one that is corrupt. Just look at where you found yourself. I will stay pray for God’s mercies on you.

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    • They Seizing our Ports. says:

      We in trouble. According to the wording of the indictment it seems like the US government can seized our ports as “being used to facilitate money laundering and drug trafficking”..

    • There will be more says:

      They have this boy cold. He is going to sing like a bird and tell on all he drug friends. More BVI people going to jail.

    • Joe says:

      Mr. Walwyn must be jumping with joy.

  15. @ Scary...Isn't it? says:

    Not every who witness and speak of God is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

    The Bible says to test the spirits. Many of us saw right through Andrew because of our genuine relationship with Christ and studying of the Word.

    1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

    Pray and ask God for a spirit of discernment in all things.

    Ephesians 5:6-10

    “6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them.

    8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.”

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    • Scary...Isn't it? says:

      Not every who witness and speak of God is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
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      Agreed. Sorry for painting a wide brush with my writing. In my heart that was not my intent.

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    • Bs says:

      More than 10% of bvi pastor flock is cricked preacher. Brush not too wide

  16. learn from the OGs says:

    this drug game you dont want to stay in it. or get to deep.. you get in, get your funds, and start legit businesses..Gas station, bakery, rental service, boat charters etc.. manage that and get out.. with yuh life, but noooo some want $10,000,000.00 and dont live a day to spend it

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    • Dont get in the game to begin. says:

      Any financial gain enjoyed comes at the expense of damaged people and communities, families, and lost lives. There is no justification for getting involved in the drug trade to then use that illegal money to buy/create legitimate businesses.

      That’s considered money laundering and if caught any property/businesses that was derived from such funds is subject to forfeiture.

      The US government is going after everything Andrew cannot prove he obtained legitimately if convicted.

      The best way to live is the honest way. Live within your means. Don’t try to keep up with the Jones; don’t try to place your hat where you cannot reach. Remember there are human beings whose lives and health are being destroyed by the drugs they consume.

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  17. all those says:

    All those who’s part of the illegal party go fast go fast boat life will be facing the same thing. I want all of them to get catch and face the full pressure.

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  18. @ SCARY 4 REAL says:

    IT SURE IS , AND U DID A GOOD JOB ON IT 😄 👍

  19. Pirate morgan says:

    Greed is what put you in this fahie. The people of the bvi elected you to manage the affairs of the bvi but instead you choose to get involved in THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG TRADE, while u use your power/authority to conceal your deeds. Look where it brought you. HYPOCORITE!!! Look at the example that you have set for youths. Learn to be content, eat little & live long, the greedy gospel loses all at the end.

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  20. teto says:

    Coach had top players taken out so he could make new friends and restart the game……wutless

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  21. Wow. All I know. says:

    The DEA Drug prosecution success rate is about 97-98%. Not even the real Drug Cartels with 100 of millions at their disposal and the best lawyers get to walk free…So these people can start looking at a new address… Sad. My heart aches for their love ones..

    • guest says:

      why does your heart ache for his loved ones? dont u think his wife (as an example) knew she was living beyond her means?

  22. Serpico says:

    Many have failed to calculate the future cost of their actions. Let the law of the land run its course .

  23. Cant fool the youths says:

    Teach him a lesson just like how he would teach the petty hustlers that are being caught regularly with a dine bag or a plate just trying to eat a small meal.TEACH HIM A SERIOUS LESSON!!! You can fool people sometimes but you cant fool them all time. You spoke of peace, developement for the bvi, putting an end to crime & violence in the territory when u were undermining it. U advocated for the youths to take get an education and to stay away from drugs & crime while u promoted international drug running in secret and the list goes on. Who u think you were fooling? HYPOCRITE!!! HYPOCRITE!!! DONT DO IT BUT LET UNCLE FAHIE DO IT!!! Now what a wonderful example that you have set.

  24. Lisa says:

    The last time I visited Tortola I asked myself where does people get all the money to build these big houses, drive fancy cars.. I know their salaries does not add up to their life styles. I live in the USA makes three times your salary and can’t afford the luxurious life style.
    P.s I’m a virgin islander by birth.
    Mr. Fahie judgement day has arrived. I wonder if he ever saw the shawkshank redemption. If he hasn’t he is actually living it. It’s a movie about corruption and greed, prison life.

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    • Legitimate says:

      Go to the banks and you’ll see how much loans we have for these houses. The banks, not drug money, own these houses and cars. The majority of us legitimately work for our money and legitimately own our homes and cars. I too made more money on paper when I worked in the US, but I paid more taxes there and my disposable income was less. I also could not afford to buy in the US (in the places I lived – other places are more affordable), but I was able to save in the BVI and invest in land and a home. Please do not generalize with your green eyes.

  25. Fam says:

    It’s gonna have some bawling when folks in those family got to give up all the ish them can’t account for….ain’t no joke…Any rentals going.

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