Former TCI Premier, Michael Misick, was charged with conspiracy to bribe and appeared at the Magistrate’s Court in Grand Turk today , Tuesday, 7 January 2013.
Michael Misick’s bail application was initially rejected by the Magistrate, before being accepted on appeal by the Turks and Caicos Supreme Court later this afternoon. As he was unable to meet the bail conditions this evening, he has been remanded in custody in Her Majesty's Prison in Grand Turk. If he meets the bail conditions before Monday, 13 January 2014, he could be released earlier.
In due course an application will be made to add his case to the Information against his co-accused, who are scheduled to face trial in the Supreme Court from 7 July 2014.
Michael Misick was arrested December by 2012 by Brazilian Federal Police acting on a provisional arrest warrant. Arrest was sought by the TCI Special Investigation and Prosecution Team, who then submitted formal extradition papers in January 2013. He arrived back in TCI today, Tuesday, 7 January 2014.
There are 11 other defendants who face plea and direction hearings in the TCI Supreme Court this week on related charges, and who are scheduled to face trial on 7 July 2014.These are: Floyd Basil Hall; McAllister Eugene Hanchell, Lillian Elaine Boyce, Jeffrey Cristoval Hall, Clayton Stanfield Greene, Thomas Chalmers Misick, Lisa Michelle Hall, Melbourne Arthur Wilson, Quinton Albert Hall, Earlson McDonald Robinson, Norman Saunders Jnr.
Further, co-charged developer Richard Michael Padgett has already pled guilty to bribery and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and will be sentenced on 31st March 2014.