One newspaper reported that Misick’s bail had been set at US$10 million, and 10 persons, all TCI nationals had come forward as sureties with land and buildings valued at just over US$12 million.
Michael Misick returned on board a US military plane and was whisked to the police headquarters where he was questioned for nearly two hours and then charged with conspiracy to bribe.
Last October, the Brazilian Supreme Court ordered the extradition of former Misick who is facing corruption related charges arising from his tenure as head of government.
The migrants, mostly from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and the northern city of Cap-Haitien, had set off on their voyage on Sunday night.
The six international kiteboarders participating in the Atlantic Kite Challenge aim to achieve the first-ever, non-stop 6,000-km journey between late November and mid-December.
The brief statement gave no reasons as to why Shepheard had tendered his resignation, noting also he has “given notice of his intention to file legal charges against the TCI government for reputational and other damages”.
Misick, who has been in a Brazilian jail since he was re-arrested in Sao Paulo in April had denied reports that he was seeking a plea bargain with British and American law enforcement authorities.