Bush trial to resume with remaining crown witnesses

| 01/10/2014

(CNS): Following several days of closed door discussion between the legal teams, the trial of McKeeva Bush was expected to resume Wednesday morning in Grand Court 1. The opposition leader and former premier is facing 11 counts of abusing his government credit card by taking cash advances in casinos while gambling into the early hours. The crown is expected to call its remaining witnesses this week before completing the presentation of its case against the political veteran. Bush has denied the allegations and described the charges against him as a political witch hunt. Emails sent by the former governor have confirmed that Duncan Taylor was keen to see Bush’s political demise.

Despite acknowledging the use of the card in casinos, Bush insists there was no formal government policy to stop him from using it for personal reasons during the time in question. Civil service witnesses have also testified that Bush gave blank cheques to public servants in his office to ensure all his personal debts on the government card were covered.

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