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Michael Misick Officially Charged, Unable to Meet Bail Conditions

 The former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Misick, was denied bail when he appeared at a magistrate’s court in Grand Turk  on Tuesday. His application was accepted on appeal by the Turks and Caicos Supreme Court later in the afternoon.

Misick was unable to meet the bail conditions on Tuesday evening and was remanded in custody. He has been formally charged with conspiracy to bribe.

 Misick was extradited from Brazil on Tuesday and is represented by attorney Oliver Smith, who is to be joined by a high-powered team of international lawyers.

The former premier reportedly kissed the ground after he arrived back in the country from Brazil.

The newspaper says the 47-year-old Misick arrived on what appeared to be a military plane and was quickly taken to the police headquarters in the capital, Cockburn Town, where he was questioned by the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team following allegations of corruption and mismanagement.

If Misick can meet the bail conditions before Monday, Jan. 13, the former premier could be released earlier, a spokesperson for the Governor’s Office said in a statement.

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