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An arrest warrant has been issued for former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick by British investigators who are looking into corruption allegations under his tenure. 

Misick is seeking political asylum from persecution and did not name the third country where he has applied for political asylum but said he is not a fugitive from the law.

Misick said, “There is no way that I, or any of the persons that have been accused by Helen Garlick and her team can get a fair trial. I have applied for political asylum from another country and I am merely seeking protection from political persecution.”

The Miami Herald reports, on Monday the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team (SIPT) in the Turks and Caicos Islands got an Interpol arrest warrant for Misick.  He is wanted for questioning as part of its ongoing two-year-old investigation.

Investigators issued a statement saying, “For the past several months the 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. Every opportunity has been given to Mr. Misick to voluntarily surrender to the SIPT’s jurisdiction for interview. Despite previous indications from Mr. Misick’s solicitors that he would attend for interview, he has failed to do so.”

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