Above: Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick
By Alexander Britell
The formal request to extradite former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick to the TCI was lodged with the Brazilian government on Tuesday, according to a statement issued on behalf of Attorney General Huw Shepheard.
The Turks and Caicos Islands’ Chief Magistrate and the TCI’s acting Attorney General formally certified the papers last week. They were reportedly taken to Brazil on Sunday.
“Some time was needed to assemble the documentation and to have the request translated into Portuguese, however the request has been made well within the time limit imposed by the Extradition treaty, in accordance with the intention of the TCI Government and the Special Investigation Prosecution Team (SIPT) to secure Michael Misick’s return to the TCI by due process of law,” the statement read.
Misick was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in December, concerning alleged corruption during his term as Premier in the Turks and Caicos Islands.