Judge Blocks Leroy King’s Extradition
Friday 28th September, 2018-Leroy King has been granted a reprieve by the High Court, following more than two hours of arguments by his legal team before a judge this afternoon.
The former administrator of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission was arrested at his home around 6:30 this morning, after US Marshalls arrived on island to extradite him.
Following arguments and a 15 minute recess this afternoon, Justice Morley returned to the bench with a decision around 5 this evening, in favour of Mr. King.
Dr. David Dorsett is Leroy King’s attorney and he filed a writ of Habeas Corpus this morning. 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.
The US has charged King in the Allen Standford Ponzi Scheme with 11 counts of wire and mail fraud.
Dr. Dorsett says those who were responsible for pushing the extradition erred and it was on that basis that he intervened to block them.
He has been mounting legal challenges dating back almost a decade.
Regarding today’s series of events, Leroy King’s lawyer intends to seek damages on his client’s behalf.
King must continue to report three times a week to the police, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between, 6 am and 6pm.