The trial of former premier Michael Misick and nine co-defendants on multiple charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering will begin on Tuesday at the Supreme Court in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), and is expected to last six months.
According to Caribbean News Now, it is understood that procedural issues will be dealt with by the court until December 18th and the trial will then resume on January 18th, 2016.
The trial results from a lengthy investigation into alleged systemic corruption in the TCI during the 2003-2009 Misick administration.
Almost the entire elected cabinet led by Misick has been indicted, including the former premier, ministers, their relatives and attorneys.
Misick later fled the British territory but was extradited from Brazil, arriving back in the TCI last year on a US government plane. He is currently free in the islands on a ten million dollar bond.