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Friday 23 March 2018

Trini extradited to US

A TRINI has been extradited to the United States to face fraud charges in that country. Daveanan Sookdeo who apart from being born in Trinidad is a Canadian citizen and US resident, was extradited by consent to the US after being arrested on July 31 at his home in Debe. He was arrested by Interpol officers and brought before acting Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Caddle, sitting in the Port of Spain Eighth Magistrate Court on August 2.

Attorneys Netram Kowlessar and Graeme Mc Clean, acting head of the Central Authority, appeared on Sookdeo’s behalf. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi gave authority to proceed with the extradition process on July 28. Sookdeo will face charges in the US which include conspiracy to defraud the US and commit theft of government funds, making false claims to the US and transporting money taken by fraud.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.


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