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Former TCI Premier Michael Misick granted bail with conditions

Published: Wednesday January 8, 2014 | 11:36 am Comments 0
Michael Misick – File
Michael Misick – File

Former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Michael Misick, has been granted bail with conditions hours after returning to that territory.

However, the 47-year-old former leader was temporarily remanded to prison in Grand Turk because all of the bail conditions could not be met when the court closed yesterday.

Earlier in the day, Misick was denied bail by Magistrate Kelly Cheema, but his legal team led by Oliver Smith appealed to the chief Justice, Edwin Goldsbrough, who overturned the decision.

The former Premier was returned from Brazil by a US military plane around 10:30 yesterday morning and was quickly taken to the police headquarters.

The TCI Sun website reports that Misick was questioned for about two hours and then charged with conspiracy to bribe.

As Misick entered the courtroom, there was reportedly a groundswell of support for him from scores of people from a wide cross-section of the Grand Turk community.

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