Klaus Eberwein, Former Haiti government official shoots himself in the head in Miami-area hotel

Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official, was found dead Tuesday in a Miami motel room in what the Miami-Dade medical examiner's office is ruling a suicide.

PHOTO: Klaus Eberwein - Former Haiti Director General of FAES

"He shot himself in the head," said Veronica Lamar, Miami-Dade medical examiner records supervisor. She listed his time of death at 12:19 p.m.

A supporter of former Haitian President Micheal Martelly, Eberwein served as director general of the government's economic development program Fonds d'assistance économique et social, better known as FAES.

Read more from the Miami Herald.

Note: Eberwein faced allegations of fraud and corruption on how FAES administered funds. He was scheduled to appear Tuesday before the Haitian Senate's Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

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