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Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick Released on Bail

Former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Michael Misick, was released on conditional bail by the TCI Supreme Court on Jan. 13, according to a statement from the governor’s spokesman Neil Smith.

Misick faces charges of conspiracy to receive bribes, conspiracy to defraud  the government and money laundering related to his time in office. He will appear next at the TCI Supreme Court for a sufficiency hearing on March 7.

The Supreme Court has ordered that the terms of Misick’s bail will not to be made public.

Misick’s bail application was initially rejected by a magistrate on Jan. 7, before it was accepted on appeal by the Turks and Caicos Supreme Court later that day.

While his bail was agreed, the conditions were not met, and he was remanded in custody at Her Majesty’s Prison Grand Turk, from where he was released Monday.

Misick, who had fled to Brazil, was arrested December 2012 in that country by Brazilian police acting upon a provisional arrest warrant.

He was extradited and returned to TCI on Jan. 7.


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