Former Turks and Caicos Premier Granted Bail

Wednesday 08th, January 2014 / 09:37 Published by

Chief Justice Edwin Goldsbrough last week granted bail to former premier Michael Misick who had been extradited from Brazil to face allegations of corruption allegedly committed during his tenure as head of government.

Magistrate Kelly Cheema had earlier denied bail to the 47-year-old former premier, forcing his legal team headed by attorney Oliver Smith to appeal to the High Court.

But Misick was temporarily remanded to prison in Grand Turk because all of the bail conditions outlined by Chief Justice Goldsbrough could not be met by the time the court closed on Tuesday. If Misick meets the bail conditions before Monday, January 13, he will be released earlier.

Misick returned here on board a US military plane and was whisked to the police headquarters where he was questioned for nearly two hours and then charged with conspiracy to bribe.

A statement from the Office of the Governor had earlier indicated that the United Kingdom government welcomed the return of Misick “to face a number of serious charges relating to corruption and maladministration during his time in office.

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