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Arrested BVIPA MD invokes 'right to remain silent'

Arrested BVIPA MD invokes 'right to remain silent'

Attorneys representing detained British Virgin Islands Port Authority (BVIPA) Managing Director Oleanvine Pickering-Maynard have invoked her right against being questioned by US law enforcement.
"The defendant does hereby invoke her rights to remain silent and to counsel with respect to any and all questioning or interrogation, regardless of the subject matter, including, but not limited to: matters that may bear on or relate to arrest, searches and seizures, bail, pretrial release or detention, evidence at trial, guilt or innocence, forfeitures; or that may be relevant to sentencing, enhanced punishments, factors applicable under the US Sentencing Guidelines, restitution, immigration status or consequences resulting from arrest or conviction; appeals or other post-trial proceedings," Michael Caruso, Federal Public Defender, said in his filing in a Florida court on May 5, 2022.

"The Defendant requests that the United States Attorney ensure that this invocation of rights is honoured, by forwarding a copy of it to all law enforcement agents, government officials, or employees associated with the investigation of any matters relating to the defendant. Any contact with the Defendant must be made through the defendant's lawyer," Caruso further stated.

Pickering-Maynard remains in pre-trial detention as she faces drug trafficking and money laundering charges in Miami alongside her son Kadeem and former VI Premier Andrew A. Fahie.

She is due back in court today, May 6, 2022, for a detention hearing.

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