After a Friday court appearance in Miami wearing handcuffs and brown institutional outfits, Premier Andrew Fahie and BVI Ports Authority Managing Director Oleanvine Maynard are expected to be held in custody at least until their pre-trial detention hearing on Wednesday.
Facing charges of conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine and conspiracy to launder money, the defendants appeared before Magistrate Jonathan Goodman, who read the charges and then asked Assistant United States Attorney Frederic “Fritz” Shadley for his bond recommendations.
Mr. Shadley recommended “detention” for both defendants, citing flight risk and danger to the community.
Mr. Fahie was represented by Miami attorney Theresa Van Vliet, who did not object on his behalf. Ms. Maynard was unrepresented, but Ms. Van Vliet agreed to help her arrange counsel.
Mr. Goodman scheduled the pre-trial detention hearing for Wednesday and the arraignment for May 13.
Ms. Van Vliet did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Kadeem Maynard — Ms. Maynard’s son, who is facing the same charges — did not appear with the other defendants on Friday.