Extradition to proceed as Warner loses in court

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(NEWSDAY) – Extradition proceedings against former FIFA vice president Jack Warner can proceed as a High Court judge has dismissed his judicial review claim challenging his extradition to that country.

Justice James Aboud yesterday dismissed Warner’s lawsuit but has extended a stay of the magisterial proceedings for 28 days to give the former minister’s legal team an opportunity to appeal his ruling.

The committal proceedings which began against Warner in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court are expected to come up for hearing today.

Warner surrendered himself to Fraud Squad officers on May 27, 2015, after learning of the provisional warrant.

He is currently on $2.5 million bail.

His lawsuit challenged the process by which the extradition proceedings against him are being carried out and seeks to quash the Authority to Proceed (ATP) which was signed in 2016 by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi. The ATP gave the magistrate the green light to begin committal proceedings. Warner also challenged the legality of the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act, and the treaty signed between this country and the United States.

He is wanted in the United States for a series of fraud-related offences allegedly committed during his tenure as vice-president of world football’s governing body FIFA.

In his 50-page written ruling yesterday, Aboud held that if a Warrant of Extradition was to be signed following the extradition proceedings, it will be in accordance with domestic law and not the treaty. He held that both the AG and the magistrate would be mindful of that and even if they failed to do so their decisions are reviewable by the courts.

Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes appeared for the AG along with Michael Quamina while Fyard Hosein,SC, Rishi Dass, Sasha Bridgemohansingh and Anil Maraj represented Warner.

 

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6 comments

  1. When you ll evil assess sit high on u ll throne, you ll think the reign is forever.. Face the time my nigger..

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  2. Warner should hire the lawyer who represented Trinidad ex footballer Llewellyn and won

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  3. Anonymous don't be emotional which always creeps into these race (black) related excuses. Dont you realize that Warner was busy exploiting his own black people. Look at what he did to the Haiti monies. Poor Haiti. Maybe you did not know.
    Further even when he played Robin Hood and gave to his constituents (but remember that was smart move to be popular, in exchange for political support) he really was only giving a tiny fraction of what he was pocketing.

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  4. Well all the time he was enjoying the money there was no problem. But my brother you lived a lavished lifestyle which most of us will never enjoy so you an old man now you can go rest in prison. In fact the US has to find you guilty first by that time you will even be older, i don't think you will still want to be flaunting at that ripe age. Give another man a chance. Besides your country have a Treaty with the US and there is no law that can make you escape that. I get it that you are trying to buy more time, good luck.

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  5. They should never extradite the man to face charges in USA !! Bullshit these people have enough blacks in their jail. After all what they did to blacks and still doing. Besides what about sep blister his boss why are they not extraditing him.

    Black folks like to bow to yakeees to damn much. You go to The Hague only Africans in there. Is time these people so frigging bowing to Yankees.

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  6. Time 4 that theif to go rot in US federal prison

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