Pat Hickey is discharged from hospital and taken directly to police station 6 years ago

Pat Hickey is discharged from hospital and taken directly to police station

Pat Hickey has left hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

Hickey was arrested on Wednesday under charges of ticket-touting, forming a cartel and illicit marketing but spent the evening in Hospital Samaritano after informing police of a heart condition.

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But on Thursday, the now-former Olympic Council of Ireland President was discharged from hospital and was placed in a waiting Civil Police car that was to deliver him to a police station for questioning.

Pat Hickey is escorted from the hospital 18/8/2016

A spokesperson for the OCI said: "The Olympic Council of Ireland can confirm that Pat Hickey has been discharged from hospital and has been accompanied to a police station to complete a deposition."

Footage of the arrest of Hickey, 71, was released by ESPN Brazil on Wednesday and he has since temporarily stood down from his role as president of the Olympic Council of Ireland, as well as his positions as International Olympic Committee member and president of the European Olympic Committee.

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AP's Rob Harris claims that the IOC have also removed Hickey's $900 per diem as the investigation gets underway.

Pat Hickey is escorted from hospital 18/8/2016

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The maximum sentence he can receive is seven years.

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