Turks and Caicos Corruption Hearing Put Off Until After Election

TURKS & CAICOS - The plea and directions hearing in the Government corruption cases held before newly appointed supreme court Judge Paul Harrison in the Turks and Caicos islands on July 11th has been adjourned until Monday, November 12, 2012, three days after the forthcoming general elections.

A total of 13 defendants appeared in court on July 11th, charged with a variety of offences, including bribery, fraud and money laundering.

The defendants’ bail was extended until 12 November 2012, except that Thomas Chalmers Misick was permitted to travel to the Dominican Republic on 16 July 2012 to return on the 23 July 2012, with the condition that he live and sleep at the address provided and that sureties remain in place during that period.

His passport is to be returned to him on 13 July 2012 and he is to return his passport to the SIPT immediately upon his return to Providenciales.


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