Pat Hickey accepts terms laid down by judge to get his passport back

The 71-year-old is to return to Ireland for medical treatment

Pat Hickey accepts terms laid down by judge to get his passport back

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Former Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) president Pat Hickey has accepted the terms laid down by a Brazilian judge, in order to have his passport returned to him.

A judge ruled earlier this week that he could return to Ireland for medical treatment.

"I accept the request of prosecutors and set the bail at 1.5 million reais (€410,000)," Judge Juliana Leal de Melo said in a statement.

"As a condition for the release of his passport and authorization to leave the country for health treatment."

His lawyer has said this evening that the money will be deposited - however it is still not clear who will be paying.

A spokesperson for the OCI confirmed to Newstalk.com yesterday that it is not paying the bail bond.

The 71-year-old is facing charges relating to alleged ticket touting at Rio 2016. He has denied all allegations made against him.

It could could still be a number of weeks before Mr Hickey returns to Ireland.