Mac trial set for March 2014

| 28/06/2013

mac downstairs.jpg(CNS): Former premier McKeeva Bush sat attentively in Grand Court Friday morning, where he was summoned for a mention hearing on the eleven criminal charges against him, including allegations that he used a government credit card to unlawfully withdraw thousands of dollars in cash from ATMs in US casinos while travelling for business and pleasure. The charges are for misconduct while in public office by dishonestly using government credit cards. The case is set for mention on 13 September and the courts have a trial date penciled in for March next year, while they wait to confirm the date with his full defence team. No further charges were laid against him.

Bush, who is the UDP leader and leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly, was represented by his defence lawyer, Michael Alberga.

The legal team were asked to inform the court at the earliest opportunity if they had concerns regarding the possible conflict for members of the local bench and to submit requests if necessary for an outside judge to preside at trial.

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