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British Virgin Islands premier seeks immediate release from US custody, claiming immunity

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 02 May 2022 18:23
  • 02 May 2022 18:23
British Virgin Islands Premier Andrew Fahie is seeking his immediate release from US custody, invoking immunity under law as the duly elected head of the UK offshore territory’s government.
Fahie was elected premier of BVI in 2019 and has held the office since, making him the constitutional head of government,

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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