Bermuda’s ex-premier calls claims Lahey bribed him a ‘litany of lies’

Bermuda's Prime Minister Ewart Brown, front, stands by the podium after giving a news conference in Hamilton, Thursday, June 11, 2009. Brown came under fire for accepting four Chinese Muslims who had been detained in Guantanamo Bay, with residents and the British government questioning whether the Caribbean island is prepared for such a large responsibility. (AP Photo/The Royal Gazette, Akil Simmons) ** BERMUDA OUT **
Then-Bermuda premier Dr. Ewart Brown in 2009. –AP / The Royal Gazette / Akil Simmons

Bermuda’s former premier, accused in a federal lawsuit of accepting bribes from the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center as part of a racketeering conspiracy that spanned two decades, lashed out Thursday at the government he once led, calling its allegations “a litany of lies.”

In his first remarks since Bermuda’s government filed a civil action against the Burlington hospital Tuesday, Dr. Ewart Brown denounced the lawsuit as politically motivated and said it contained “countless lies and ridiculous allegations.”

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