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Jan 18, 2018

Dr. Errol Elrington’s Fugitive Status

Errol Elrington

Errol Elrington, he is the sibling of Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington who fled to Belize in 2014 as a fugitive of the United States.  The doctor is being sought by authorities in respect of his alleged role in defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of almost half a million U.S. dollars.  He absconded back to his home country shortly before an arrest warrant was issued for his apprehension.  Earlier this week, the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services placed Elrington on a list of ten most wanted persons.  The U.S. State Department, however, has not made a request for his extradition.  He remains a free man in Belize.  Earlier today, we asked the Foreign Minister for an update on his brother’s fugitive status.


Wilfred Elrington

Wilfred Elrington, Foreign Minister

“My sense, Isani, is that nothing has changed from four years ago.  I think that list was put together four years ago in relation to my brother and I had stated very publicly and I maintain that position that allegations are always being made by people.  When you’re an attorney for as long as I have been you realize that allegations are always being made against people.  [It’s] very different from proof.  If you have proof of any wrongdoing that’s a different matter.  So we can’t stop the United States from making allegations against him.  We can’t stop them from putting him on a list.  That is my personal position of course.  I don’t think it calls for an official position on the matter because we don’t make official pronouncements on actions taken domestically by the United States.”


Isani Cayetano

“Thus far, however, there isn’t an extradition request being made for him, correct?”


Wilfred Elrington

“As far as I am aware, there is none.”


Doctor Elrington faces an arrest warrant in the state of Michigan which dates back to October 2013.

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1 Response for “Dr. Errol Elrington’s Fugitive Status”

  1. Uncle Benji says:

    Some people play games. Some people are corrupt. Some people are cowards. Wilfred? plain stupid.

    Wilfred Elrington is the dumbest individual, Belize has ever had in public office. Shubu Brown (R.I.P.) was an Einstein when compared to to Willy Boy.

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