Leroy King to challenge court ruling

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Fraud accused and former administrator of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC), Leroy King, plans to challenge the High Court’s ruling this week, not to grant him permission to apply for judicial review of an earlier decision to extradite him to the US for criminal trial.
Dr David Dorsett, who represents King, said he will also be asking the Court of Appeal to allow a claim for constitutional relief.
The lawyer said the challenge will be based on information that recently came to his attention, among other things, which is to be finalised once he finishes perusing the 71-page decision of High Court Justice Darshan Ramdhani.
“Mr King was charged as a co-conspirator with Mr Allen Stanford and a number of other persons. We then became aware that after a challenge by Mr Stanford, the US authorities produced a superseding indictment and that indictment did not name Mr King as a co-conspirator and so we thought we had a duty to bring that to the court’s attention,” the lawyer said.
Stanford was subsequently convicted on the new indictment and sentenced to 110 years in jail for the US $7 billion Ponzi scheme executed through his Antigua based offshore Stanford International Bank.
Dr Dorsett posited, “So, we took the view that if he [King] is not a named defendant in an indictment in Mr Stanford’s case, why is be being extradited?”
The lawyer said he had provided the High Court judge with affidavits outlining the very point this year. However, the documents were submitted long after the November 2016 trial hearing for the application for leave and constitutional relief and was in the process of preparing a decision.
(More in today’s Daily Observer)

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