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Haitian President attacks Catholic Church, for denouncing corruption in Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Saturday, June 30, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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After the Minister of Culture and Communication, Joseph Guyler C. Delva who was on the list, it was the President of the Republic himself who responded to the ecclesiastical authorities. Obviously, Jovenel Moïse does not digest the comments of the President of the Episcopal Conference of Haiti (CEH), Mgr. Launey Saturné, on some decisions made by his administration during his homily last weekend on the occasion of the patronal of the Jacmel Valley. Bishop Launey Saturné drew the parallel b...

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World Cup: Haitian Government gives 10 TVs to each Senator

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The information is not surprising as it is in the habits of the government: grant allowances to members of the Senate, in short to parliamentarians - the 29 senators and 118 deputies - which often translate into money sometimes in cash. For the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, each senator has received ten televisions [38 to 52 inches] from the government. Nobody knows how much money is being spent on the state's already drained coffers for such an investment.

The Senate office an...

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The United States has frozen the assets of a Dominican Senator for Corruption in Haiti

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The US administration has imposed heavy penalties on Tuesday June 12, 2018 on Dominican Senator and businessman Félix Ramon Bautista Rosario, accused of having participated in acts of corruption in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010, announced the Miami Herald. Within a day, the senator has seen all his assets in the United States frozen, his US visa and those of his family members canceled and US citizens are now prohibited from doing business with the five companies owned or controlled by ...

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Senator blamed PetroCaribe conference gas attack on the party of Haitian President

Posted by MetropoleHaiti on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Senator Youri Latortue accuses relatives of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) and his political opponents for perpetrating the tear gas attack on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

It is a criminal act, said Mr. Latortue, considering that the planned attack was aimed at causing the deaths of several people who were participating in a conference debate over the squandering of Petrocaribe funds.

The incident was recorded at the cultural center Café trio of Cap Haitien where Senators Yuri Latortue and Jac...

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Breaking News: One person died during tear gas attack on a conference debating PetroCaribe corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Sunday, April 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The tear gas attack against senators Youri Latortue, Jack Sauveur Jean and several hundred participants in a conference-debate on the Petrocaribe issue at Café Trio, in Cap-Haitien, made one dead, Jacques Dubois, host and spokesperson of Tropicana and dozens intoxicated, Saturday, April 28, 2018.

"This is an unfortunate incident," said the northern departmental director of the Haitian National Police, Prévil G Castro, who announced the opening of an investigation. "Yes, gas was dropped insid...

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Breaking News: Senator-elect, Guy Philippe, asks Haitian Senate for $125.000 defense lawyers fees in money laundering conviction case in the U.S

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 6, 2018, In : Corruptions 


Port-au-Prince, this 16th of March 2018

To the President of the Senate of the Republic of Haiti
Senator Joseph Lambert
In His Offices.

Mr. Speaker of the Senate,

Permit me to present you my warmest congratulations on your assumption of the presidency of one of the most prestigious state institutions of the country and I take the opportunity to inform you that following the judgment rendered against me by the Florida Court of Justice dated June 21, 2017 convicting me for money laundering, which cha...

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Senator Patrice Dumont asks for investigation into $1.50 taxes on money transfers and ¢50 on phone calls

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 6, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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"Honorable Joseph Lambert
President of the Senate of the Republic
In his offices

Subject: Parliamentary control.

Honorable President.

I present you my compliments and ask you to invite the Minister of Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank within ten clear days, to put at the disposal of the Senate of the Republic the data concerning the funds constituted since June 2011 by taxes of $ 1.50 on transfers of Haitians from the diaspora and those of five cents per minute on international calls.

S...

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Haitian government hands over 1 million gourdes to each Senator and Deputy for the Easter Holiday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The Haitian government has handed over a check of 1 million Haitian gourdes or $15.400 to each Senator and Deputy for the Easter holidays, to fund the good deeds of elected officials to their constituents during the Holy Week. 

On several occasions each year… Easter, patron Catholic Saint festivities, new school year, Christmas, new year's day, carnival, rara and all other invented holidays are practical occasions for the Parliament or the government to water the elected officials with subsi...

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Four officials from Haiti's Ministry of Education arrested for corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, March 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Jonas Metellus, Harrison Matthew, Cheriza Lunic and Jacques Junior Divers are the four employees assigned to the budget department of the Ministry of National Education and Training (MENFP) pinned in cases of corruption, embezzlement and corruption. conspiracy. They were a total of 24 employees assigned to the budget department of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training who were summoned by the Minister Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet to answer the questions of the government c...

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Senate's President, Joseph Lambert, rejects the demand of Administrative Court to turn over PetroCaribe Corruption Report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, March 25, 2018, In : Corruptions 


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In January 2018, the Senate decided that it had no jurisdiction to hear the PetroCaribe corruption report, and instead sent it to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Litigations (CSC / CA), commonly referred to as the Court of Auditors, for further investigation. The moved drew vivid critics as two judges of the court are also accused in the report. Now there is a new development.

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Breaking News: Haiti's Supreme Court annuls judgement against Clifford Brandt, wealthy businessman sentenced in 2015 to 18 years in jail for kidnapping

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, March 24, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Haiti’s Supreme court has annulled the judgement against Clifford H. Brandt as well as against the co-accused Carlo Bendel Saint Fort and Ricot Pierre-Val, some 18 months after the Court of First Instance of Port-au-Prince has ruled on the case and sentenced the three defendants to  respectively 18, 15, and 19 years of forced labor for kidnapping followed by sequestration of persons, association of criminals, forgery, use of forgery, money laundering, title theft, and illegal detention of ...

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Haitian government gives a check of nearly 15 million gourdes to each political party in the country

Posted by LeNouvelliste on Monday, March 19, 2018, In : Corruptions 


Of the 57 political organizations eligible to receive public funding, 46 have already withdrawn their checks from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Since the beginning of the check distribution process, some political structures have been divided, others have lost their leader.

Basically, this funding should be used to strengthen and institutionalize political parties as required by the January 2014 law. This is the opposite effect in some cases.

After the political platform VERITE, divided ...

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Oxfam faces new allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti following 2010 earthquake

Posted by AFP on Saturday, March 17, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The British-based charity attempted to "contain" sexual harassment allegations involving Raphael Mutiku, who led Oxfam's installation of water supplies after the 2010 earthquake, according to an internal report seen by The Times newspaper.

The documents claim to show a final written warning was issued to Mutiku, a Kenyan in his 40s, in June 2010, following accusations of sexual harassment from female colleagues.

However, six months later when it was alleged that the engineer was paying young wo...

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Two Haitian Senators, including former Senate's President, ask for International help in shedding lights on the use of PetroCaribe funds

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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 Senator Youri Latortu, former President of Haitian Senate.)

Senators Youri Latortue, ally of Tèt Kale (kreyol nickname for the Haitian President's party), former advisor to President Michel Martelly, author of the report on the use of the PetroCaribe fund, and Evalière Beauplan, an opposition senator charged with deepening this report, appealed to the helping the international community track down PetroCaribe's money. The State must seek international cooperation to trace PetroCaribe's mone...

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All the High Chief of Staff members appointed by President Jovenel Moise to head army, were part of military group that ran notorious death squad in Haiti in the 1990s

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 15, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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No one knows what to make of the six men Haitian President Jovenel Moise decided to pick as head of his supposedly reconstituted army.

The recently appointed High Chief of Staff by the Haitian President, to head the reconstituted army, is causing major controversies in Haiti, due to the pasts of the members as high ranking generals in a military force under Raoul Cedras in the 1990s which ran a death squad in the country. 

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Haiti's President Chief of Staff, Wilson Laleau, said that International investigators should handle the PetroCaribe corruption scandal

Posted by hougansydney,com on Thursday, March 8, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The Chief of Staff of Haiti’s President, Wilson Laleau and former Minister of Finance under the Michel Martelly presidency, last week end, participated in the talk show <<Carrefour>> "crossroad" on Radio Mega in Port-au-Prince; during the show, Wilson Laleau addressed the sensible issue of PetroCaribe.

For Wilson Laleau, whom is also pinned in the damning 686 pages senatorial report accusing many current and former officials of having wasted, mismanaged and embezzled more than $2 billion of ...

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Haiti didn’t like what the U.N. said about corruption, so it recalled ambassador

Posted by Miami Herald on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Haiti has recalled its ambassador to the United Nations for consultations after U.N. Secretary General António Guterres’ special representative said she welcomed a corruption inquiry into the way $2 billion in oil loans from Venezuela was spent by former Haitian government officials.

Ambassador Denis Regis confirmed to the Miami Herald that he had been recalled and Haiti Foreign Minister Antonio Rodrigue also confirmed the decision.

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Haiti is the 2nd most corrupt country in the Americas, behind Venezuela, according to latest Transparency International's ranking

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 22, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Transparencey International released Its index on corruption on Wednesday February 21, 2018; The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of zero to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. This year, the index found that more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43. Over the last six years, several countries significantly improve...

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"Lies and exaggerations." Former Oxfam director accused of hiring underage prostitutes for orgies in Haiti with Aid money, speaks out

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 15, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Roland Van Hauwermeiren, 68, former director of OXFAM, who has been accused of hiring prostitutes with donated money, some of them underage, while delivering aid in Haiti in the aftermath of the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, is speaking out.

The former director who is at the centre of the scandal that is shaking the aid industry, admitted that some of the salacious details reported in the media are true, but most of them are lies.

"A lot of people - even in the international media - will be blu...

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The EU will withdraw funding from Oxfam if the sex scandal in Haiti is proven

Posted by EFE on Monday, February 12, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The European Commission (EC) has warned on Monday that it is "ready" to withdraw its funding to Oxfam if it does not comply with the ethical rules it requires the organizations with which it works, after learning that several employees of the NGO paid to have sex with prostitutes after the 2011 earthquake in Haiti.


How the Director of Oxfam in 2011, used donated money for the earthquake to pay for underage prostitutes in Haiti and "orgies"


"We hope Oxfam will fully clarify these allegations wit...

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OXFAM Deputy Director resigns after sex abuse scandal in Haiti

Posted by EuropePress on Monday, February 12, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The deputy director of the British NGO Oxfam, Penny Lawrence, has resigned this Monday from the charge of sex scandals involving members of the organization's staff in Haiti during the post-earthquake work in 2010.

The British newspaper 'The Times' revealed last week abuses of workers of the NGO and, in particular, reported that the director of Oxfam in Haiti, Roland van Hauwermeiren, had hired prostitutes, some of them minors, with funds from the organization .

Oxfam already admitted that the ...

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Former Haitian President, Michel Martelly, said that he is certain there was " theft" and "embezzlement" of PetroCaribe funds during his time in office

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Friday, February 9, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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It is a quiet and calm Michel Martelly who made these statements on Thursday, February 1, 2018, on the program Mise au point, hosted by Serginho Lindor on the National Television of Haiti and which is also available on the Net. Since being knocked out at carnivals in Gonaïves and Jacmel, the singer of the group of Sweet Micky and former President of the Republic undertook a tour in the media of the capital to denounce the "political" nature of these decisions.

Asked about the PetroCaribe issu...

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How the Director of Oxfam in 2011, used donated money for the earthquake to pay for underage prostitutes in Haiti and "orgies"

Posted by TheTimes of UK on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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One of Britain’s biggest charities covered up the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers in earthquake-torn Haiti.

A Times investigation has found that Oxfam, which receives £300 million a year in British government funds and public donations, allowed three men to resign and sacked four for gross misconduct after an inquiry into sexual exploitation, the downloading of pornography, bullying and intimidation.

A confidential report by the charity said that there had been “a culture of impun...

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PetroCaribe Corruption report sent to court of Auditor after unannounced Senate session. Two members of the court are accused in the report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 8, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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An unannounced session was held by the Senate las week during which it was decided that the PetroCaribe corruption report would be sent to the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSC / CA), a government agency.  The only problem however, two members of the court are accused in that same report which they will supposedly audit. That unannounced decision means that the PetroCaribe issue is now permanently closed in the Senate and left to the Court of auditor to decide what s...

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Haitian Senate for the fourth time, postpones vote on PetroCaribe Corruption report

Posted by metropolehaiti on Friday, February 2, 2018, In : Corruptions 
Senators failed on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in their new attempt to sanction the report on the management of Petrocaribe funds. After 2 pm debate the meeting was postponed to Tuesday, February 6 by the Senate Speaker, Joseph Lambert.

Several senators quashed the quorum protesting a motion for a resolution by Majority Leader Kedler Augustin. In their draft resolution the majority recommended the rejection of the report and the transfer of the file to the Superior Court of Accounts and Admini...

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Haiti's Ministry of Education said that it recovered 72 million gourdes of "zombies checks"

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 29, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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The Minister of National Education, Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet, revealed to the press last week that more than 72 million gourdes of "zombies checks" have been recovered from his ministry.

This important money recovery was made possible thanks to a thorough investigation carried out by the MENFP at the level of the staff, said Mr. Cadet.


Since lat year, many important ministries and other institutions have made public announcement about "zombie checks" discovered within their agencies.

Last Dec...

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Haiti's Police chief says his anti-corruption fight within the institution has allowed the state to recover 50 million gourdes

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 27, 2018, In : Corruptions 
The head of the Haitian National Police (PNH), Michel-Ange Gedeon, said he has engaged in an unprecedented fight against corruption within the institution he leads.

The head of the country's largest law enforcement agency said his strategies have already allowed the state to recover 50 million gourdes, which will be returned to the Ministry of Economy and Finance for reintegration into the police budget.

However, Mr. Gedeon did not specify what types of funds were misappropriated, under what ci...

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In 1983, Donald Trump sold an apartment to former Haitian dictator Jean Claude Duvalier for $446, 875

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Corruptions 


While the US press continues its hard work to unravel the web of President Donald Trump's vast business empire around the world, Buzzfeed has published a lengthy report on the affairs of the President of the United States. The newspaper reviewed the sale of each Trump branded apartment in the US.


The newspaper claims to have provided the first comprehensive survey of how many of these sales were made to unidentified buyers who paid in cash, indicating possible money laundering. Records show th...

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WIKILEAKS: Joseph Lambert, President of Haitian Senate, elected last night, was listed by US in 2006 for Drug trafficking

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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Senator Joseph Lambert was elected last night, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 as President of the Haitian Senate and the National Assembly.

Senator Joseph Lambert who received the strong support of outgoing Senate's President Youri Latortue and that of Senators of the PHTK party, who make up the majority in the Haitian senate, was easily elected as the next leader of the senate by a confidential vote of 28-29.

M. Lambert, a well know figure in Haitian politics, had already held this position for less...

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Guyana and Haiti are listed as the most corrupt countries within CARICOM

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, January 7, 2018, In : Corruptions 
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A Wall Street financial advisory portal and investor subscription magazine, Trading Economics, which relies on data from the World Bank and the global financial market, has listed Guyana and Haiti as the most corrupt countries within the Caribbean Community of Nations (CARICOM).

Data from the entity which is often listed alongside Bloomberg and other financial information indexes are regularly featured in the Wall Street Journal among other respected investor publications that have repeatedly ...

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"Who rob the state are not thieves": the culture of corruption in Haiti

Posted by AFP on Sunday, January 7, 2018, In : Corruptions 
Le président haïtien Jovenel Moïse, élu début 2017, affiche... (Photo Hector Retamal, archives Agence France-Presse)

The corruption that gangrene Haiti is denounced in the official speeches, but, despite several investigations incriminating former ministers, the lawsuits are still waiting to stem this practice anchored in habits.

Whether it is Transparency International's ranking on the perception of corruption or Forbes's ranking on the business climate, Haiti remains one of the worst students year after year.

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, elected in early 2017, shows his determination to clean up politi...

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Judges of the Supreme Judiciary Council publicly reject formal invitation of President Moise to meet at the National Palace

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Coming back from his European trip this past Saturday, Haitian President Jovenel Moise, aware of the controversy surrounding his comments abroad regarding PetroCaribe and how he was "forced" to approve the mandate of 50 corrupt judges, had announced that he had "
made the decision to organize a big meeting at the highest level of the state, with the 3 powers at the beginning of next week. We need to find a way for justice to work well in this country, " he promised.

Haitian President renews the...


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Calls for protests, investigations and threats of impeachment; comments of Haitian President while in Paris continue to cause controversy in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 16, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Some of the comments of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in Paris during his address to the Haitian community there, regarding his fight against corruption in Haiti, have drawn widespread criticisms, calls for mass protests, investigations and, even threats of impeachment from angry lawmakers.

While speaking to the Haitian community in Paris on the sidelines of the One Planet Summit, President Moise confided two major until-then secrets to his compatriots.

First, how he was "forced" to renew the...

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Haitian President renews the mandate of about 50 judges suspected of corruption

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Thursday, December 14, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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It is the President of the Republic who confesses. In a list of judges submitted to it by the Supreme Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), suspicions of corruption weigh on about fifty of them. Nevertheless, the head of state was forced to approve the famous list. Jovenel Moïse made this confidence Tuesday night to hundreds of members of the Haitian community living in Paris.

"The CSPJ entrusted me with a list of judges, because you know that it is the President of the Republic who must sign, exp...

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Haitian Prime Minister said he discovered zombie checks in many Ministries, totaling millions

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Monday, December 11, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The head of government, Jack Guy Lafontant, says he discovered the existence of zombies checks in ministries, including that of Public Health and National Education. He made these statements at a press conference at his official residence on Thursday.

 "At the level of the Ministry of Public Health, the zombies checks found totaled 23 million gourdes. Those found at the Ministry of Education total about 40 million gourdes, " he says.

On the other hand, Jack Guy Lafontant did not provide any exp...

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"I alone have the solution against corruption in Haiti" said Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Posted by Lenouvelliste on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The champion of the fight against corruption is him and he does not want to share this title with anyone else. The President of the Republic flames all those who think they can fight against corruption in the country.
"I am the only one to have the solution against corruption in Haiti," said Jovenel Moise in his show called "Pawol Chanjman" -Words of Change- broadcast last Sunday on the National Television.

If you have a problem of corruption to solve, you must call Jovenel Moise there is no b...

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Haitian Police violently dispersed peaceful march against corruption

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The Haitian Police, on Tuesday violently dispersed with tear gas and bullets a peaceful demonstration against corruption in the capital city Port-au-Prince.

Several hundreds of protesters,  among them former presidential candidate Eric Jean Baptiste and former police chief Mario Andresol; as planned, on December 5th, marched to the rhythm of slogans and popular music, for a collective movement which had intended to reach the seat of the Haitian Parliament, to urge leaders to do more about corr...

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Did Haitian President Jovenel Moise ask 19 senators to vote against the Petrocaribe corruption report during secret meeting?

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 4, 2017, In : Corruptions 


The President of the Haitian senate, Youri Latortue, early on Monday, had a sit down interview with Marie Lucie Bonhomme of the local Radio Vision 2000, to discuss many issues making waves in Haiti and, as the Radio advertised, to "set 
his position on various highlights of the political news."


As expected, the first question of the journalist was about the Petorcaribe corruption report, which is currently rocking the political climate in Haiti. "Why didn't the Senate's November 30th session to...

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Haitian Senate, again, postpones vote on Petrocaribe corruption report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, December 2, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The Haitian Senate, which is made up of a majority of lawmakers from the Haitian President, Jovenel Moise's own party, for the second time in two weeks, failed to take  a vote on the recent Petrocaribe report, penned by the Senate's ethic commission.


Two weeks ago, the Senators said that they needed at least two weeks to read the entire report of 686 pages before they could take a vote to either pursue serious  corruption charges against a strings of former and current government officials as ...

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The United Nations doubts Haitian authorities really want to fight corruption

Posted by AFP on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The United Nations, which last month launched a fresh mission to promote long-term development in Haiti, has had it with nice words: when it comes to corruption and human rights, "the proof is in the pudding."

"They have said they want to fight corruption, so they have to take responsibility," insisted Susan Page, who is heading the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).

"I'm going to take them at their word, but I'm also going to help them if that is really what they want," the A...

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Haitian Senate postpones awaited vote on Petrocaribe corruption report

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Lawmakers from the party of the Haitian President (PHTK) who make up the majority in the Senate, have yesterday postponed for November 30th, a vote on the recent report of mismanagement of the Petrocaribe funds, penned by the Senate's ethics commission.

The Senators contended that they will need at least two weeks to study this voluminous 686 pages report released last weekend, before they can begin their debate to decide if they should vote to endorse this document calling for the prosecution...

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Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, categorically rejects Senatorial report accusing him of serious corruption crimes

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The report of the Special Senate Committee of Inquiry charged with deepening the investigation carried out by the Grand Corps Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on the management of PetroCaribe funds, recommending that public action be set in motion against several ministers and Officials against whom the said commission says to hold evidence that can lead them to answer in court raises, as expected, an outcry from all those it incriminates.

Accused of forfeiture, extortion, misappropriatio...

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Haitian President's chief of staff Wilson Laleau, responds to senate report accusing him of embezzlement

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Mr. Speaker of the Senate,

The reading of the six hundred and eighty-six page (686 pages) report submitted by the Special Senatorial Inquiry Commission on the Petro Caribe Fund in circulation inspires me with many comments. I share with you three for now:

1. This report is a pretext.

The conclusions of the report (third part of the document) have nothing to do with the so-called technical analyzes of the second part. Many of the denounced firms and institutions, where the contract situation can ...

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Haitian President says he fights corruption while chief of staff and secretary are accused of embezzlement

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, November 13, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Despite the numerous public statements by Haitian President Jovenel Moise that his administration is fighting corruption at all levels of government, two of his cabinet's most senior officials have just been recommended by a Senate committee last week to be pursued on many serious corruption charges.


Wilson Laleau, former finance minister, who is now the chief of staff of the president; and Yves Germain Joseph, the secretary general of the presidency, are among those accused of "misappropriati...

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Haitian Senatorial Commission recommends corruption and embezzlement charges against two former prime ministers, a string of ministers and managers of private firms

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Saturday, November 11, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The Special Senate Committee of Inquiry (CSSE) chaired by Senator Evalière Beauplan, in charge of deepening the report of the Committee on Ethics and Anti-corruption led by Senator Youri Latortue, recommended that public action be put in motion against : the former Minister of the CTTC, Jacques GABRIEL for forfeiture, misappropriation and misappropriation or dissipation of public funds, facts provided for and punishable by Articles 127 and 128, 135 and 340 of the Criminal Code and in accorda...

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Infamous Dominican drug trafficker visits Haiti and meet former President Michel Martelly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, November 11, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The infamous Dominican woman Mary Peláez, whom in 2009 was arrested and charged with money laundering through the drug trafficking network led by Puerto Rican drug kingpin José Figueroa Agosto; recently made a visit in Haiti, and shared some photographs on her Facebook page during her time there.

Below a now deleted caption that read " From my personal" Peláez shared some pictures she took with the former Haitian president Michel Martelly whom she described as "a man full of positive qualit...

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Haitian President like Donald Trump fires director of Agency investigating him for money laundering

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise last week fired the director of The Central Unit of Financial Information (UCREF) Sonel Jean-Francois, who was leading an investigation into money laundering allegations that were made against Jovenel Moise as President-elect; even though Jean Francois' mandate was not due to expire until 2020; a move that closely resembles the recent decision of American President Donald Trump, to fire the Director of the FBI, James Comey, who was investigating the possible co...

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Haitian officials try to save face after Senator-elect Guy Philippe, pleads guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 27, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Since the news broke that Guy Philippe, the elected Haitian Senator who was arrested in January and sent to the US intends to plead guilty on all the charges of drug trafficking and money laundering  against him, it is now time for Haitian politicians who have vehemently defended him and those who had campaigned with him publicly but have remain silent since his arrest, to explain themselves. Or try to explain their position despite the international arrest warrant that was emitted against Gu...

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The suspicious silence of the Haitian President on the arrest and extradition of Senator-elect Guy Philippe to the US

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 24, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, has remained noticeably silent on the case of deportation and extradition of the Senator-elect Guy Philippe to the United States, on drug trafficking and money laundering charges, a silence that is now raising questions as the bilateral relations between Haiti and the United States continue to degenerate over the issue.

On January 5th, Guy Philippe was arrested by Haitian security forces as he was...

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Haiti listed by US State Department as major money laundering country

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, March 24, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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The United Staes of America has named 21 Caribbean countries among a wider global lit of Major Money Laundering Countries of 2016. This list includes among others, Haiti, the Dominican republic, Jamaica. The list was released earlier this week by US State Department in its 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on Money.


In Haiti, the US says most of the identified money laundering schemes involve significant amounts of US currency held in financial institutions outside of Haiti ...

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Breaking News: Haiti's President-elect appears before investigating judge in money laundering case

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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This morning, Haiti's President-elect Jovenel Moise, has presented himself before the investigating judge who is handling a case of money laundering allegations that have plagued the incoming president, after UCREF, a government agency, published a report that said there had been more than $5 million in suspicious transfers made through a personal account at the National Credit Bank between January 2012 and April 2013, which Moise held with his wife.

President-elect of Haiti, will come into of...


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Haiti's incoming administration hit with endless financial and corruption scandals

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, January 23, 2017, In : Corruptions 
The former Minister of Economy and Finance Wilson Laleau was interviewed by investigating judge Berger O Surpris on Friday, January 20, 2017, the newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported. Wilson Laleau was questioned in a case of "administrative mess, embezzlement and squandering of state funds," Port-au-Prince government commissioner Jean Danton Léger told the paper.

"He answered the judge's questions because he had received an invitation. I have no other details, " said a close friend of Wilson L...

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President-elect of Haiti, will come into office amid money laundering allegations

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, January 21, 2017, In : Corruptions 
Jovenel Moise, the winner of Haiti's presidential election, speaks during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin/Files



The President-elect of Haiti Jovenel Moise, will come into office February 7th, 2017, amid a money laundering scandal, after the Central Unit of Financial Intelligence (UCREF), a government institution, concluded in a report that there were numerous indications that the incoming President had laundered money through a personal account he held with his wife. 


Jovenel Moise has categorically denied the allegations and has accused the government agency of "political maneuver." to  "derail the gov...

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Wilson Laleau, former Minister of Finance with connection to Panama Papers may be picked as Haiti's next Prime minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, January 12, 2017, In : Corruptions 
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Today, the President elect of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, has met with the country's interim president Jocelerme Privert, and Prime Minister Enex Jean Charles, to essentially launch the transition process leading up to the installation of the businessman as the legitimate president of the country on February, 7, 2017.

The soon to be President introduced Jocelerme Privert and Prime minister Enex to his transition team, which has Wilson Laleau, former Minister of finance during the Michel Martelly adm...

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We want French Government to cancel the political asylum visa of Haiti's former first lady, Michelle Bennet Duvalier

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, December 9, 2016, In : Corruptions 




We are asking the french government to cancel the political asylum visa of Michel Bennet Duvalier, ex wife of defunct Haitian Dictator Jean Claude Duvalier, so she could face a criminal court in Haiti for corruption and theft of public funds.

The Swiss government has recently announced that it was ready to pay out some $5 million that have remained from the hundreds of millions that the Duvalier family have stashed in secret swiss bank account during their dynasty rule in Haiti. The announceme...

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Spanish Football Federation diverted 220.000 € meant for football school in Haiti after 2010 quake

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 28, 2016, In : Corruptions 
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On Friday, the daily Spanish newspaper El Mundo, reported that the Spanish Football Federation has diverted 220,000 euros of public money originally intended to Haiti following the earthquake that struck in 2010. Apparently, that amount of money theoretically was aimed at creating a football school for Haitian children.

Always according to El Mundo, the Higher Sports Council (CSD), the government agency that regulates sports within Spain; will order the President of the Spanish Football Federa...

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#Haiti former first lady delete Facebook account after damning open letter

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, June 24, 2016, In : Corruptions 



Michelle Bennett Duvalier, ex wife of the late Haitian dictator Jean Claude Duvalier, wrote a long letter, passionate in response to criticism on her Facebook page, about the history of his family in Haiti.


The comments that pushed the former first lady to answer were made under a post in honor of Stéphane Bruno, a young man well known in the technology industry in Haiti who was recently shot dead in Port-au-Prince by unknown gunmen.

 "I did not understand that you enjoy my tribute to Mr. Step...

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Panama Papers: Documents related to Haiti show close people to Michel Martelly, Laurent Lamothe; and other high ranking officials

Posted by Miami Herald on Thursday, April 28, 2016, In : Corruptions 



Of all the tales coming out of the Panama Papers scandal, few involve such an intriguing mix of characters as the Haiti petroleum deal.

The cast includes an ex-bank executive, the former head of Haiti’s investment promotion agency, and a close friend of then-Haitian President Michel Martelly. Also in the mix: a Trinidadian businessman who once received a mysterious $1 million payment from a firm linked to Brazil’s ongoing bribery scandal. He is also a close associate of a disgraced former ...

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Laurent Lamothe to testify for his management of multi-million dollar Petrocaribe funds

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, April 22, 2016, In : Corruptions 




Former Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has been called to testify before the Government Commissioner of Port au Prince, Danton Leger, on his management of PetroCaribe funds.

The appearance of Lamothe, is because the prosecution was not satisfied with the answers given regarding this matter by the former leader himself two days ago before the Senate Committee on Ethics and Anti-Corruption.

During his days in office (2011-2016), Lamothe signed 180 contracts and social projects worth more t...

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New bribery scandals strengthen popular movement call for independent commission and transitional government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, December 17, 2015, In : Corruptions 

A corruption scandal threatens to derail the whole electoral process in Haiti and the installation of the 50th Legislature in January.


Several legislative candidates on Haitian radio airwaves on Wednesday, were detailing how they were asked to pay thousands of dollars in bribes to the judges of the Electoral Court and to members of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) in hopes of securing a place in the new parliament.


Although an anonymous member of the CEP refuted the radio journalists’...


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Swiss government blocks funds of former Haitian minister

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 14, 2015, In : Corruptions 



The Swiss federal administrative court has confirmed the blocking of CHF4.5 million ($4.55 million) placed in a Geneva bank by a former cabinet minister of deposed Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. 

The funds had eluded restitution measures concerning the assets of Duvalier, who died last year, and his entourage. 

Credit Suisse had waited until 2011 to alert the Money Laundering Reporting Office to the funds. Following the opening of a money laundering investigation by the O...

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FIFA officials stole $750.000 donated for Haiti after devastating earthquake

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, December 6, 2015, In : Corruptions 



The United States department of Justice in conjunction with Swiss police have released new indictments following the 6.a.m arrests of two FIFA Vice-presidents, Alfredo Hawit of Honduras and Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay, in Zurich yesterday. A total of 16 officials have been laced with fresh corruption charges for sums totalling $200million dollars mostly relating to TV and marketing deals in north, south and central America and the Caribbean.

The most shocking detail in the new indictment is ...

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#ClintonEmail: US State Department in collaboration with Haitian private sector forced Haitian government to change 2010 Presidential election's result

Posted by Center for Economic and Policy Research on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, In : Corruptions 

Recently released e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server reveal new details of how U.S. officials worked closely with the Haitian private sector as they forced Haitian authorities to change the results of the first round presidential elections in late 2010. The e-mails documenting these “behind the doors actions” were made public as part of an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.

Preliminary results from the deeply flawed 2010 presidential and legislative elections w...

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Haiti is not ready to exploit Its gold mines

Posted by Oxfam on Thursday, August 20, 2015, In : Corruptions 


Challenges in governance and regulation should be addressed before Haiti can exploit its resources of gold, silver and copper, according to a recent report by the aid and development organization Oxfam and development.

Following this report, the potential revenues from mining could be essential for the country of Haiti in the quest to solve the persistent development challenges of the country.widespread poverty, extreme inequality, weak institutions, high risk of corruption and vulnerability t...

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US Court of Auditors publish scathing reports on USAID work in Haiti

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Friday, June 5, 2015, In : Corruptions 



US development aid agency USAID, far from reaching the goals set, defers, against the opinion of the Court of Auditors, the studies on the feasibility of certain projects in Haiti, according to a scathing official report released Wednesday.

In the 84-page document to the US Congress, public administration (USGAO) explains that some projects conceived in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean country in 2010, were "not realistic" and numbers of them have lagged behind mai...

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Haiti Corruption: Laurent Lamothe gave explanation on 3 billions spent post-Sandy

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Friday, May 29, 2015, In : Corruptions 



His management at the head of the Prime Minister and the Foreign Ministry is considered correct by the Court of Auditors. However, Laurent Lamothe has great trouble to do about his management at the head of the Ministry of Planning. The report of the Court to the Senate reveals numerous irregularities in the use of post-Sandy funds. The former Prime Minister, dismissing this latest report of the Court of Auditors has said Tuesday before the press and announced a protest in due form in front o...

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Haiti Corruption: Chemonics responds to Vice on HBO, about its documentary on Haiti Reconstruction Aid

Posted by Center for Economic and Policy Research on Thursday, April 30, 2015, In : Corruptions 


Chemonics Responds to VICE on HBO Segment on Haiti Reconstruction Aid


Written by Jake Johnston
Published: 29 April 2015
On Friday, April 24, VICE on HBO aired a segment entitled “The Haitian Money Pit,” which focuses on the impact of aid to Haiti, now over five years after the earthquake. The episode takes a critical look at the billions in relief and reconstruction pledged to Haiti, finding that much of it went to U.S.-based contractors with little reaching those most in need.

In the episode...

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Judge Lamare Belizaire under investigation, after controversial verdict in favor of two infamous criminals

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 23, 2015, In : Corruptions 



The Superior Council of the Judiciary (Supreme Council) opened an investigation to shed light on the verdict of a criminal court that allowed the release of two suspected gang leaders. Woodly Ethéard and Renel Nelfort, were released by the judge Lamarre Bellizaire Friday, April 17, 2015 in the context of criminal trials without juries.

The judicial advisor Max Elibert ensures that the Supreme Council was informed of the scandal caused by the judgment called a "travesty of justice".

"The admini...

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Fallout from the release of two infamous criminals, close ally of Martelly, continues in Haiti and Internationally

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, In : Corruptions 
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The government represents the society and it is considered necessary to make this call because this release caused a scandal," said Haiti's Prime Minister Paul Evans, to the news paper late Tuesday evening, at a time when fuse reactions following the decision of the judge Lamarre Belizaire to free Woodly Etheart aka Sonson Lafamilia and Renel Nelfort on whom weighed heavy loads, including kidnapping against ransom, murder, illicit drug trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy.


The Minister...

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Haiti's Minister of Justice said that he disagrees with the kidnapping case ruling, that liberated ally of President Martelly

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, In : Corruptions 
"The prosecutors have misbehaved, the government  have exercised power reserved to the Supreme Court. We completely disagree with the prosecution ".

So is the statement made by Haiti's  Minister of Justice, Pierre Richard Casimir, during his intervention  as guest of the day on a popular political talk show of Radio Vision 2000 in Port-au-Prince

This statement by Minister Casimir, follows his embarrassment by at first, refusing to answer the host's question on the kidnapping ruling, that saw t...

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Gonaives prosecutor fired after report of misconduct was leaked by Haitian media

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, April 20, 2015, In : Corruptions 
The Ministry of Justice and Public Security informs the general public and the press in particular that, following the report of the Commission of Inquiry dispatched by the Ministry in the jurisdiction of Gonaives, the Head of the Public Prosecutor at the Court of First Instance that court, Me. Enock Géné GENELUS was dismissed for acting as parquetier on an already uploaded file to the investigating office. Such intervention is contrary to the principle of separation of functions of prosecu...

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Haiti Corruption: Close friend of Michel Martelly, an infamous kidnapper, drug trafficker among other serious crimes, released by judge Lamarre Belizaire

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, April 18, 2015, In : Corruptions 
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Woodly Etheard, aka "Sonson La Familia" and Renel Nelfort, nicknamed "Le Recif" accused of organized crime, especially kidnapping, drug trafficking and money laundering, were released by the court on 17 April,  After an express judgement without the assistance of a jury.

The accused were heard by the Criminal Court without juries chaired by Judge Lamarre Belizaire, which released them in the early evening, concluded in his ruling that the prosecution, which is the DCPJ; a task-force within th...

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Haiti Corruption: Judge accused of embezzling millions, defends herself in open letter

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : Corruptions 
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In my capacity as current advisor, re-elected by the Senate of the Republic for 10 years in the Superior Court of Auditors and Contentious Administrative  (CSC / CA) and former president of this honorable institution, I live with anger and dismay large practices Current social where all that is judicial or administrative and sometimes technical, unwraps itself in public and delivered to the media's condemnation. I am even more amazed to find that people with the rank of consultants and admini...

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Haiti Corruption: latest Maserati with Haitian Consulate plate, spotted in Miami

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : Corruptions 




A luxurious car, Maserati, which sells for around $100.000, with Haitian consulate plate CHZ0132 has been spotted in a parking lot next to the Dominican Republic's Consulate in Miami.

Picture of the back of the car, showing the Haitian Consulate plate was first shared on twitter by @AKurmanaev. The caption reads: 

"The Miami Consul of Dominican Republic, where nearly 1 in 10 live on $2/day, drives Maserati. Tourism must be booming."

This latest discovery comes at the time when the Martelly admin...

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Corruption: Haitian Court investigates public construction projects

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, In : Corruptions 
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Some public authorities are in the sights of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). The Court of Auditors says that there was a carelessness that deserves investigation concerning public infrastructure construction projects. This is one of the conclusions of the report on the financial situation of the country presented last week by the Court Council.

In this report, the CSCCA has greatly retarded the public infrastructure reconstruction after the earthquake. Curre...

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Haitian court publish damning reports of public funds mismanagement, corruptions on contracts given to Dominican companies

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Thursday, March 26, 2015, In : Corruptions 




The spotlight is on the upper Court as the elections approach. The former managers of public funds wanting to participate in elections await the verdict of the Court of Auditors on their management. It is in this context that the Council of the Court issued a major report on public expenditure in the 2013-2014 fiscal exercise. A report that reveals numerous irregularities in the management of public funds during the period.

In its report, the Superior Court of Auditors reviewed the projects la...

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Haitian Court finds widespread mismanagement of Petro Caribe funds by government

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, March 26, 2015, In : Corruptions 
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Councils of the Superior Court of Auditors and Administrative Disputes presented Wednesday a report on the country's financial situation and the effectiveness of public spending for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. This report allows the Court to identify a set of weaknesses in the predictive power of the state and management of Petro Caribe Fund, indicated the councils.

This report presents the status and effectiveness of public finances in penny terms of the management of budget and expenditure re...

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Bill and Hillary clinton, a former Haitian Prime minister and Haiti's gold mines

Posted by Le Nouvelliste on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Corruptions 
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In a book coming out in the US, we learn that the former co-chair of the IHRC, Jean Max Bellerive, and brother Bill Clinton, also a former president of the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC), want to help a company to own gold reserves of Haiti estimated at $ 20 billion.

51, Peter Schweizer, American conservative, president of "Government Accountability Institute," author of several best-selling denouncing corruption policies, including "Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Thei...

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Infamous former Minister of Justice, Josue Pierre Louis, accused of rape, nominated by Haiti's Prime Minister as his general secretary

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Corruptions 
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The former president of the Permanent Electoral Council and Minister of Justice, Josue Pierre Louis who was recently rejected by Belgium as  Haiti's ambassador to the Belgian Kingdom and to the European Union, partly for his involvement in the alleged rape of one of his colleagues back in November of 2012; has been designated by Haiti's Prime Minster Evans Paul as the primature's General Secretary.

The designation of the infamous Josue Pierre Louis in yet, another high profile official positio...

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Strictly Confidential UN investigative report shows selling of UN peacekeeping jobs in Haiti and the Congo

Posted by Inner Press City on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, In : Corruptions 



Four days ago, a “Strictly Confidential” UN investigative report showing the selling of UN Peacekeeping jobs in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo by an Ivorian diplomat at the UN was exclusively published here. This reporter asked the UN about it on February 9, and sent a copy to the Panel reviewing UN Peace Operations. On February 10, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq read out a partial answer to the previous day’s questions, attempting to put the scandal back in the box. ...

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Grave corruption charges against Dominican senator, show involvement of Haitian government officials

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, In : Corruptions 

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In the corruption trial brought against the Dominican Senator Felix Bautista, this merchant tailor became a multimillionaire in a few years, the prosecution said that the funds used by the ROFI SRL firm to build apartment complexes in the city of Santiago  where from the public treasury

The lawyer for Mr. Bautista said that the legal origin of the funds used to acquire the land used for the construction of the apartments is unassailable.

"The resources used to acquire the land and...

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