Guy Savage, owner of Sabre Defence Industries, the arms manufacturing firm accused of illegally shipping weapons in violation of international law, had his extradition hearing at the City of Westminter Magistrates' Court in England delayed this week until May 6. Earlier this week, four senior officers of his U. S. subsidiary based in Nashville pleaded guilty to federal charges and are expected to provide evidence against the British citizen.
Officials at Manroy USA, the Alabama-based company that paid $5 million for Sabre Defence Industries' assets, hope to restart work on the Nashville company's contracts with the Department of Defense in the next couple of weeks. Between now and then, there's a lot of catching up to be done.
Owens said they are starting to call back Sabre employees who were laid off, but he said since most of the factory's top officials have been indicted, there will likely be a learning curve to restarting production.
"The entire front line of management is not there to help you understand what you just bought," he said.