He is suspected of corruption, misusing public money and profiting from the sale of government-owned land. In a statement last night a Foreign Office spokesman said: "The arrest was made by the Brazilian Federal Police acting on an Interpol arrest warrant.
Michael Misick faces a number of serious charges relating to corruption and maladministration in the TCI.
The arrival of London's emergency state-building team was hastened yesterday when it emerged that the islands' charismatic political leader, Premier Michael Misick, had resigned from his post a week earlier than expected after six years at the head of a scandal-plagued administration.
The dramatic turn of events is the culmination of a nine-month inquiry that uncovered allegations ranging from endemic corruption and sharp practice involving the sale of public land to the penchant of Mr Misick for adultery, private jets, designer suits and "buying" his Hollywood actress wife a white Rolls-Royce Phantom.
It is a very different picture from the vision of an unspoilt Caribbean bolt hole, whose status as a British Overseas Territory means its defence and economic stability is guaranteed by the UK, and which has attracted celebrities including Bruce Willis, Michael Douglas, Keith Richards, and Oprah Winfrey.He allegedly amassed a 0m (£112m) fortune by the time he left office.Mr Misick was leader of the TCI when, in 2007, the UK stepped in to suspend much of the constitution and take over the administration of the archipelago. i gained that weight because I wasn't in Hollywood and didn't have to be so concerned with my weight and was constantly entertaining all the time, eating peas & rice and just being an island girl. Al since my days as the co-host of "Source All Access" so despite what people might think our relationship is not new. I've been working with Ernie Hudson, The White House's Secretary of Education, and Newt Gingrich on the educational five-city tour where Wyclef Jean and myself visit various schools around the country to talk to the children. I'm back down to my TV-size and ready to do what I've been missing for the last three years.