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Chief magistrate to hear case


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Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes will be the one hearing the submissions on the bundle of documents in the extradition hearing against former Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd (ICBL) executive Alex Tasker.

This came after he ruled that he could hear the matter even though he was the magistrate who had issued the provisional warrant for Tasker’s arrest.

Tasker, a former senior vice-president at ICBL, of Mayfair Terrace, Leadvale, Christ Church, is wanted by the United States to face trial for conspiracy to launder money and money laundering between August 2015 and April 2016.

Yesterday, Queen’s Counsel Andrew Pilgrim, who appeared with attorney Neville Reid, questioned whether the “issuer of the warrant” should be the same magistrate to hear the extradition proceedings. (HLE)


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