Pat Hickey claims he is innocent of all charges laid against him by a Brazilian court, and will fight each and will vigorously defend his good name.
He made the assertion in a statement issued this evening.
A judge in Brazil formally accepted the charges, relating to alleged ticket touting at the Rio Olympic Games, against Pat Hickey last Friday.
In the statement, Mr Hickey said that he believes in the Brazilian judicial system and is confident of being discharged of all accusations.
Mr Hickey says this has been a "life changing" experience for him and his family.
He also that, contrary to media reports, he is not under house arrest in Brazil.
Full statement from Pat Hickey