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Jan 15, 2018

Andrew Bennett Headed to Court on Wednesday

Andrew Bennett

News Five has confirmed that attorney Andrew Bennett is likely headed to the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning – but not to try a case. He will be on the defendant’s side of the courtroom facing Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer, as his legal team will listen to the evidence presented by the office of the Solicitor General seeking his extradition to the United States on money laundering charges. Bennett was caught up in a sting by the Drug Enforcement Administration, working with local informants who alleged that local politicians and bankers were involved in laundering monies for drug cartels. But Solicitor General Nigel Hawke says all will be revealed in due time.

 

Nigel Hawke

Aaron Humes

“The last we heard from your office is, in the matter of Andrew Bennett, the extradition – that the Foreign Affairs Minister has signed off and now it’s before your office to make the final determination before it goes to the Chief Magistrate; where are we with that?”

 

Nigel Hawke, Solicitor General

“That is still the case, and we don’t wish to comment any further on any issues with respect to the extradition request until it’s taken before the court and dealt with by the Chief Magistrate. So we’d ask that you respect our position in respect to that, since we have treaty obligations with respect to the matter.”

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