Brazil Court Orders Michael Misick’s Extradition

October 29, 2013

michael-misickMichael Misick, the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos, is legally  set to be extradited back to his island home after a decision today [Oct 29] by the Brazilian courts.

Mr Misick fled the Turks & Caicos Islands last year after an arrest warrant was issued for him in relation to allegations of corruption.

He said he was “not a fugitive” and had applied for “political asylum” seeking protection from “political persecution.” He was located and arrested in December 2012 in Brazil.

The TCI Attorney General said, “The decision of the Brazilian Courts today [29 October] to extradite Michael Misick is welcome as it is in the best interests of the TCI that allegations of wrongdoing are thoroughly investigated.

“Michael Misick’s lawyers vigorously opposed his extradition, but after hearing arguments on both sides the court was unanimous in its decision. Arrangements will be made to return him to the TCI as soon as possible.

“He faces trial in the TCI Supreme Court on a number of serious charges relating to corruption and maladministration in the TCI during his time in office.”

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  1. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    and now the fun begins!

    NEXT!

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    • Junique says:

      You are right, the truth will be told

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  2. Petty Lump says:

    You can hear that destiny train coming, it's a big heavy train and it wont be stopped. CHOO CHOO . Karma really is a BI%$H.

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  3. smiths says:

    here's hoping he chirps like a bird and squeeks on EVERYONE inside TCI and outside.

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  4. Family Man says:

    We could use a little Garlick here in Bermuda. What a great Halloween announcement that would make.

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  5. New Strategy New Team says:

    @Family Man

    Yes, our Garlick would also go back pre 1998 and also pull away the skin of the post 17 Dec 2012 deals, which are MANY already, so be careful what you wish for.

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  6. Kathy says:

    He is well overdue his day in court! His time will come!

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  7. straight to the clink says:

    Let's see who from Bermuda is involved, and if thee is, waiting to see what's done, and the excuses why they shouldn't be investigated too

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  8. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Just remember the US aided Bin Laden waaaaaay before he became a terrorist pre 9/11!! The US funded him to take care of the Russians in Afghanistan. That's a fact. Bedfellows fall out of bed as easily as they fall into bed!!!

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  9. Verbal Kint says:

    It will be interesting to see what, if any, input the TCI get from the U.S. Justice Department. It is well known that there are several players in this drama who have roles in things that went on here.

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