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Petition launched to drop charges against Ewart Brown

Former premier Ewart Brown (File photograph)

A petition has been launched calling for corruption charges against Ewart Brown, the former Premier, to be dropped.

Dr Brown, who was Premier between 2006 and 2010, faces 13 counts of corruption, including five related to agreements with the Lahey Clinic, through which he is alleged to have received more than $4 million in monthly payments between 2001 and 2010.

The remaining eight charges relate to allegations of corruptly obtaining $350,500 in donations to benefit the Progressive Labour Party and the Bermuda Health Foundation between 2007 and 2010.

The charges were brought in January 2021. A trial date has yet to be announced and Dr Brown has not yet been required to enter a plea to the charges.

The petition was launched yesterday by Esmee Williams and Randy Scott.

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