Warrant issued for arrest of former Turks and Caicos premier

(Jamaica Gleaner) An arrest warrant has been issued and a ‘Red Notice‘ authorised by Interpol for the arrest of Michael Eugene Misick, the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, says a spokesman for the governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“For the past several months The Special Investigation and Prosecutions Team (SIPT) has sought to secure the attendance of Mr Misick at its offices in Providenciales in respect of allegations of corruption and money laundering during his time in office,” the spokesperson said in a press release.

The release continues that, every opportunity has been given to Misick to voluntarily surrender to the SIPT’s jurisdiction for interview.

However, it says despite previous indications from Misick’s solicitors that he would attend for interview, he has failed to do so.

In June last year, the assets the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands were frozen worldwide.

Chief Justice His Lordship Gordon Ward made the order to freeze all of Misick’s assets, including bank accounts in Turks and Caicos and overseas, his personal residence in Providenciales, parcels of land throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, two condominiums, a cinema in Providenciales which still carries a variation of his ex-wife Lisa-Raye McCoy’s name, and several credit cards.

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