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Aug 5, 2014

Minister of Foreign Affairs Comes to the Aid of His Wanted Brother

The fugitive status of Errol Elrington has come under much scrutiny lately. The doctor is wanted in the US for racketeering and medical fraud. He is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid almost half a million US dollars. And he ran to Belize just ahead of an arrest warrant. Now if he was a normal Belizean we’d probably be reporting his arrest by local authorities at the behest of the US. But he’s the brother of Wilfred Elrington, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Attorney General. News Five previously interviewed the doctor’s other brother, attorney Hubert Elrington. He made it clear that the family will stand together. And so they are – in fact so much so that Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington has openly attacked the US – lambasting their judicial system and going so far as to claim that the highest powers in the US have been known to fabricate things.

 

Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Wilfred Elrington

“I am prepared to guarantee put my name on the block that he really would not be interested and be involved in anything dishonest. What he had this company, this company employed this guy, the guy was a doctor but he just did not have his license. Well I don’t know whether you can blame my brother for that, but certainly the company.”

 

Reporter

“While this situation is being dealt with and it unfolds the suggestion is that he fled to Belize, is that in any way accurate?”

 

Wilfred Elrington

“No, he came back to Belize but am saying when he went back to the states they questioned him about the other guy and then he came back. I think that’s the right thing to do. Personally I think that is the right thing he did; when you look at the experiences that people have had with the legal system in the U.S. you know that you have got to take every measure to protect yourself. Because so many mischarges of justice have taken place in the United States that you don’t want to be involved in that system without having proper protection and proper legal advice. So I think he did the right thing, I would have done the same thing had I been in his position and when he came I told him this is the right thing you had done. Anything that involves United States one has to take seriously because it is the biggest country in the world, it is an empire. But in my own case you bear in mind the fact that the United States look there is weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the president said that there is gonna be this mushroom cloud that will perhaps obliterate the world, the Vice President said that there is weapons of mass destruction as a matter of fact the Secretary of State, Collin Powell said, yes I see them moving the facilities and the life none of it turned out to be true true.”

 

We note that it’s the first time we can remember a Belizean Minister of Foreign Affairs going after the U.S. in such a blatant manner. Normally, they’re on the podium giving thanks for the millions in assistance which Belize received from that country annually.

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9 Responses for “Minister of Foreign Affairs Comes to the Aid of His Wanted Brother”

  1. Teddy Steinway says:

    Good points. Let the man have lots of rope. Just last week the PM was bloviating about how Mr Elrington would recuse himself for his brothers matters should the US begin extradition proceedings.
    How little regard they have for one another’s opinions.

  2. bgroovy says:

    No worry, Us got more patience than hospital. …..us wa wait fu pup get ina power den ask fu a..

  3. Tarasbulba Martinez says:

    Dih Stupidee Idiot noh wa done till ih finish throw ih alleged thiefing bredda under dih Bus. Dih end is nearer and nearer cause all dehn di do da show how corrupted all a dem are. Goh deh strong Sedi, open more a yoh sucks and put yoh damn foot dem inna it.

  4. Rod says:

    I am going to make sure senator mc Cain gets ahold of this story because if this new us ambassador doesn’t do anything about this knowing that this man is a fugitive then they will have to pay the political price Elrington is a thief just like his brother and he needs to be locked up and deported to answer to the charges just like anyone else mr us ambassador if you do not do your job on this case you will pay the price.

  5. Bzn says:

    This is the reason we cant get nowhere in this country.

    This man has worked his whole life to become successful now his very own people (the ones that are making these negative comments) are the ones that want him to fail.

    Mein Belizeans like you make it very hard for us to succeed in life.

    Poor fools

    I don’t know the Elringtons personally but i am surely with him to stand up to the US

  6. Al Rich says:

    How much more can we take from this government. He talks about the negative legal system in the US, it is far more transparent than the kind of justice that is handed out in Belize. This brother man’s brother lied about his credentials and that is not wrong, that shows he set out to defraud. Maybe I am missing something. I believe this brother wanted to return to Belize and live like a king, enter politics and then continue to rob the Belizean people.

    I say send him back to either clear himself or pay for his crime. This government should be ashamed that a man representing the country in such a high position is accusing another country and ex-president of committing a greater crime than his brother.

    I implore the US to cut off aid to this country just as you did to Cuba, pressure them and let them feel the hand of the country they have such little regard for.

  7. Islander says:

    This guy is a hypocrite, on one hand he lambasts the US and on the other he happily takes millions in financial aid.

    For him to be a foreign minister this is out of order, whatever happened to being diplomatic and having class?

  8. CEO says:

    When ever the US starts sending their people back to Belize to face justice we should do the same.

  9. Natty Dread says:

    It would be interesting if the IRS and the U.S. Treasury Department would investigate if there was any money laundering in connection with the Errol Elrington case, perhaps with the assistance of his brothers?

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