Pat Hickey bail set at €410k

A Brazilian judge has ruled that former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey can have his passport back and leave the South American country if he pays a bond equivalent to €410,000.

In Rio de Janeiro, Justice Juliana Leal de Melo of a special Olympic court agreed to let the 71-year-old leave to have a medical issue treated.

“I accept the request of prosecutors and set the bail at 1.5 million reais [€410,000],” the judge said in a statement last night. “As a condition for the release of his passport and authorisation to leave the country … for health treatment.”

Mr Hickey’s legal team had applied to have his passport given back to him at the end of October.

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