Former Turks and Caicos PM Misick Re-Arrested in Brazil

Former Turks and Caicos prime minister Michael Misick re-arrested in Brazil. (Google Images)

Former Turks and Caicos prime minister Michael Misick re-arrested in Brazil. (Google Images)

Caribbean 360 is reporting that former Turks and Caicos Prime Minister Michael Misick has been re-arrested in Brazil. The author writes:

“The spokesman for the Governor’s Office, Neil Smith said that the Brazilian Justice Minister issued his decision to refuse Misick’s appeal against a decision not to grant him political asylum.

The decision was published in the Brazilian Official Gazette on Tuesday.

Misick was first arrested on December 7 last year by Brazilian Federal Police acting on a provisional arrest warrant after his arrest was sought by the TCI Special Investigation and Prosecution Team that was set up to investigate issues arising from Sir Robin Auld’s 2008-09 Commission of Inquiry relating to alleged corruption and maladministration in his administration.

TCI prosecutors submitted formal extradition papers on January 2 this year within the required 60 day time limit from the time of Misick’s arrest.

Government officials here say it is hoped that the extradition process can now proceed unhindered.”

Misick is facing corruption charges.

Read more at Caribbean 360.

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