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Turks and Caicos premier expects Misick to be treated fairly

Published:Wednesday | October 30, 2013 | 6:14 PM

Premier Dr Rufus Ewing, says he expects his predecessor, Michael Misick to receive a fair trial when he is extradited from Brazil to face a number of corruption related charges in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).

The Brazilian Supreme Court yesterday ordered the extradition of Misick who has been in a Brazilian jail since he was re-arrested in Sao Paulo in April.

Misick had denied reports that he was seeking a plea bargain with British and American law enforcement authorities in return for implicating United States citizens and senior politicians in Jamaica, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

The allegations against the former premier stem from the findings of the 2009 Commission of Inquiry which found widespread misuse of government funds and property.

Misick, who has maintained his innocence, had sought political asylum in Brazil, claiming that he was unfairly targeted by British authorities.

Brazil rejected his application for political asylum.


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