McKeeva Bush, the former premier of the Cayman Islands as well as its minister of finance and tourism, was formally charged on March 20 with 11 counts of theft, breach of trust and misconduct in public office, according to local news reports.

Bush was removed from office following his arrest on allegations of corruption on Dec. 11 and a no-confidence motion on Dec. 18. He had served as premier since 2009. 

Bush, who has denied the charges, is free on bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 12, six weeks before the country's general election on May 22.

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