Crime/Justice

Arrest warrant issued for Haiti ex-president – Yahoo News


Haiti issued an arrest warrant for former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide — under investigation for corruption, money laundering, and drug trafficking — after he failed to appear before a judge Wednesday, authorities said.

Answering a question on whether there was a warrant, Judge Lamarre Belizaire said “I believe so.”

Aristide had been ordered to appear before the examining magistrate for questioning in an investigation involving illicit drug trafficking, embezzlement of public funds, abuse of authority and misappropriation, bribery and money laundering.

One of the former president’s lawyers, Mario Joseph, told reporters no official subpoena had been served at his client’s home, and that, as a result, Aristide couldn’t come to the judge’s office.

Around 30 people are being investigated under the probe, including some Aristide relatives and former officials from his tenure in office. via – Yahoo News

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