The former premier of Turks and Caicos and LisaRaye’s ex-husband, Michael Misick, has reportedly been arrested in Brazil on an international warrant. Or as a southern uncle near you would state it, “Them laws got Mike!” Misick fled the country in 2009 amid reports of widespread corruption. Well, it looks like he’ll be heading back home.
The former prime minister is alleged to have amassed a personal fortune of $180m and lived a lavish lifestyle.
He was detained by Brazil’s federal police in Rio de Janeiro as he was about to board a plane for Sao Paulo yesterday and will now be extradited back to the Caribbean islands to stand trial.
Britain was forced to step in and suspend the constitution and take over administration of the Turks and Caicos islands in 2007.
Misick is suspected pf corruption, misusing public money and profiting from the sale of government land to developers.
The island’s tourism industry saw a boom in resort-building during his time in office.
Misick, who was first elected in 2003, has always strenuously denied any wrongdoing.
Brazil’s federal police said in a statement that agents ‘have been investigating his whereabouts for more than a year’.
It is understood he had been living in Rio de Janeiro for a number of months and frequently some of the city’s most exclusive neighbourhoods such as Ipanema and Leblon.
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