Assets of Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick Frozen

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The assets of former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick were frozen last week. Turks Chief Justice Gordon Ward ordered that all the assets of Misick, who resigned in 2009 after allegations of corruption, be frozen.

“This order prohibits you, Michael Misick, the alleged offender, from dealing with all of your assets wherever they may be situated in the world and in whosever name the same assets may be held,” the order read.

“This order prohibits all of the persons, real or otherwise, named…from dealing with all or any of the assets in which the alleged offender has an interest whether directly or indirectly wherever they may be situated in the world and in whosever name the said assets may be held.”

Turks recently announced that a new governor, Damian Roderic Todd, would be taking over for Gordon Wetherell in September. The UK imposed direct rule on the islands following the scandal in 2009. [TCI Sun]