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 L├ęger 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 Laleau who heads the team mounted by President-elect Jovenel Moise to prepare for the transition on 7 February. "It is up to the Court of Auditors to say whether there has been administrative mess, misappropriation or squandering. There is no stoppage of debet against him ", underlined this close of Wilson Laleau.


Wilson Laleau whom is under serious consideration for the post of Prime Ministership, had connection however with Haiti's biggest financial scandal, as we reminded earlier this month.

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There are many questions that the former minister has not yet given any satisfactory answers to, especially regarding the biggest financial scandal to have hit Haiti's Ministry of Finance under his leadership.

It is not clear if the questioning of Wilson Laleau is over the Panama Papers scandal as no official comment has yet been made regarding the matter.


This new investigation is one of the latest strings of financial and corruption scandals to have hit the incoming administration, as the President-elect Jovenel Moise, who is due to take office February, 7th 2017, is himself currently under investigation for money laundering, and, the Senator-elect Guy Philipe, from the President-elect's own party, was arrested and extradited to the United Sates under charges of drug  trafficking and money laundering three days before he was due to take office.


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