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Former Cayman premier McKeeva Bush freed of corruption charges

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2014 | 10:04 PM

The former premier of the Cayman Islands, McKeeva Bush, has been found not guilty on corruption charges.



The verdict was handed down by a jury this afternoon.



Last year, Bush was forced to remove from office after he was charged with 11 counts of official misconduct and breach of public trust.



Bush was said to have used his government credit card to withdraw $50,000 cash in casinos in the United States and The Bahamas.



On a visit to Jamaica, he denied the allegations and maintained that he would be set free.






"I think this is a political witch-hunt," Bush told reporters at the time.



He also said that the actions against him were manifestations of jealousy.



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