Former public administration minister Marlene Mc Donald has encountered another obstacle in securing her two-million-dollar bail.
Guardian Media has been informed that the bail documents were sent to the women's prison in Arouca late Wednesday evening. This morning the prison indicated to her lawyer and bailiffs that Mc Donald needed to come to the prison to sign the bail bond before she is officially released.
However, within the last hour a replacement warrant was issued by the Court and Process Department and now Mc Donald will have to appear before a Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court before her bail is processed.
Police visited Mc Donald a short while ago to interview her but medical staff advised the police that they had to await instructions from the doctor to determine if she was well enough to be discharged.
Mc Donald has been warded at the St Clair Medical Centre since Monday after complaining of feeling unwell.
She was charged in absentia by Chief Magistrate Maria Busby Earle-Cadelle on Monday with misbehaviour in public office, money laundering and conspiracy to defraud the Government of T&T.
Four other men including her husband, Michael Carew, Wayne Anthony, Victor Mc Eachrane and Edgar Zephyrine were charged with similar offences.