Banks was arrested at 11:30 today when he came to the Sheriff's Office to discuss the case. He was booked into the Public Safety Center with $1,000 bail for 532A PC - false or fraudulent representation and 470 PC - forgery." Reached at press time, Banks said he was innocent of all charges and would be able to prove it. "Clients booked into Liberia have nothing to worry about. Those safaris will go forward," he said, indicating that local press reports on his being "charged with felonies" were irresponsible, wrong and actionable. Indeed, at press time, Banks had not been arraigned or formally charged with anything. His claim that some or all charges would eventually be dropped may turn out to be true.
Here at The Hunting Report, we are not about to try and predict where this matter will lead. We will keep you posted, however, not just in these pages next month, but also on our website if something important happens before our next deadline. In the meantime, it is worth noting that Banks, whatever mistakes he might have made, managed to field some successful safaris to Liberia last year. Stay tuned.