Monday 4th November, 2019-Leroy King, the former head of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC) has lost his case at the London based Privy Council, Antigua and Barbuda’s final court of appeal.
This latest development means Mr. King will be extradited to the United States and it may take place in the shortest possible time.
He is charged in the Allen Stanford Ponzi Scheme with 11 counts of wire and mail fraud. With this latest judgment from the Privy Council, Leroy King has exhausted all legal avenues in the matter that lasted over a period of ten years.
In September 2018, the former FSRC administrator was arrested at this home, after US Marshalls arrived on island to extradite him. But he was granted a reprieve by the High Court, after his Attorney Dr. David Dorsett filed a Habeas Corpus. In law, that is a court order that commands an individual or government official who has restrained another, to produce the prisoner at a designated time and place, so that the court can determine the legality of custody.
Dr. Dorsett had argued those who were responsible for pushing for King’s extradition erred and it was on that basis he sought to block them.
He said then that the Appeals’ Court on September 18th 2018 had denied Mr. King’s judicial review claim, but they had until 10th October, 2018 to appeal to the Privy Council, which they did on 28th September, 2018. However, on that day the US Marshalls arrived, but were blocked by Justice Ian Morley, from taking Leroy King.
The matter was heard recently in London and the Privy Council ruled against him in a judgment handed down on Monday morning.
When contacted, Leroy King’s Attorney Dr. David Dorsett told our newsroom he was not in a position to confirm anything at this point, maybe later.