Two months after local authorities confirmed the arrest of lawyer Justin Williams in the United States “to secure his return to Bermuda with regard to matters under investigation”, he has yet to be extradited.
The relevant files on this case were forwarded to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in December last year.
At that point in time a spokesman for the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) said Mr Williams was “in the custody of US authorities…to secure his return to Bermuda”.
When contacted by Bermuda Real for an update, a spokeswoman for the DPP, said: “An Interpol Red Notice has been issued for Justin Williams.
“A Red Notice is a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition or surrender,” she added.
What that means in terms of when he will be extradited – who knows. We asked for an update, the response essentially doesn’t say anything in that regard.
Ultimately, the lawyer’s extradition remains to be seen and time will tell.
Police raided the lawyer’s home in Fairylands back in November last year. Two warrants, one under the Firearms Act and the other under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, (PACE) were issued for his arrest, in connection with “several matters including firearms, corruption and crime related matters”.