CARIBBEAN ISLANDS OF ANTIGUA & BARBUDA PROTECT FRAUDSTERS & CRIMINALS SUCH AS LEROY KING AND MEHUL CHOKSI :
The High Court of Justice in Antigua has entered an order, not supported by any legal authorities, blocking the extradition of the country's former banking regulator, Leroy King, to the United States, to face prosecution for his role in the Stanford International Bank Ponzi scheme. The order prohibits his extradition until he can appeal to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court so that the Court can determine whether he can appeal to the Privy Council.
As a dilatory act, designed to delay King's extradition for an additional indefinite period, it is without equal for sheer arrogance and is further evidence that politics trumps the Rule of Law in Antigua's corrupt courts. Allowing multiple unauthorized (and bogus) bogus appeals is the way they operate when so instructed by senior officials in government, whose anti-American sentiment surfaces from time to time.
King faces a possible total sentence of one hundred and ten years of imprisonment, should he be convicted in the United States of all pending charges against him. He is believed to have first-hand knowledge of all those senior government officials who accepted bribes and kickbacks from Stanford, in both the current and the previous administrations, that could result in indictments of the power elite in Antigua, which is the reason his extradition has and will be, foiled at the highest level.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant