The Turks and Caiços Sun newspaper obtained documents that said the order was made on June 23 and included bank accounts held in the Turks and Caiços Islands and overseas, Misick’s personal residence in Providenciales, parcels of land throughout the country, two condominiums, a cinema in Providenciales which still carries a variation of his ex-wife Lisa-Raye McCoy‘s name, and several credit cards.
Misick, who has been at the centre of a corruption probe into the ruling elite on the British dependency, resigned in March 2009, saying he was giving way to a unified Government. His resignation came as the British government was considering legislation to suspend the constitution and hand over power to the British Governor Gordon Wetherell. London eventually imposed direct rule on the islands in August 2009, a move that angered Misick who accused the British of organising a coup.
The order freezing Misick’s assets names persons and entities which are believed to have assets belonging to the former premier, among them Lisa-Raye McCoy. The court document said that if Misick disobeyed the order he may be held in contempt of court and may be imprisoned, fined or have his assets seized.