Gov’t says it won’t delay King’s extradition

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The government will, according to Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, act when called upon to execute the extradition order to return Leroy King, the former administrator of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC), to the United States for trial.
Benjamin told OBSERVER media that the government has to, however, wait for the matter to be settled in court, regardless of how long it takes.
“The government is prepared to do what it must do under the Act which regulates extradition. We have been informed that the lawyers for Leroy King intend to appeal that application for judicial review,” he said.
Last week, King lost an application seeking permission to file for judicial review and constitutional relief as it relates to his extradition that has been pending nearly seven years.
His lawyer, Dr David Dorsett, said he will appeal the matter, primarily based on the evidence which he said shows King is no longer wanted in the US for trial.
King cannot be returned to the US while any local court action related to his extradition is still active. He’s currently awaiting Justice Roslyn Wilkinson’s decision in one claim, and he’s preparing to file an appeal in relation to Justice Darshan Ramdhani’s ruling.
 
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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