Crime/Justice

Ex-Haitian president faces corruption probe – Yahoo News


Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide is facing a money laundering, corruption and drug trafficking probe, officials said Thursday.Port-au-Prince civil court judge Raymond Jean Michel said the matter dated back to 2006 and 2007 and had been handed over to a judge of inquiry.”There are two cases concerning former president Aristide at the court related to money laundering, corruption and the illicit drug trafficking,” he told AFP.Haitian media said Aristide was banned from leaving Haiti due to the probe, reports that the judge in charge of the inquiry, Lamarre Belizaire, refused to confirm.Belizaire had summoned a dozen people for questioning Thursday — including several Aristide associates, as well as former dignitaries of his regime, the judges said. via – Yahoo News

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