Haitian Court to Prosecute Former Officials Charged with Corruption

Agent-x - June 7 2012, 4:19 AM

According to Prensa Latina on 06 June 2012, Port au Prince, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Haitian court will start legal proceedings against six former election officials, who are charged with theft and embezzlement of government property, said the prime minister's office.

According to the statement, the workers of the national electoral body allegedly stole 460 laptops, 160 photovoltaic panels and 207 memory cards.

Although the names to those involved are unknown, the note stated that a prosecutor and a judge ordered the arrests after finding stolen government property.

The president Michel Martelly dissolved last December the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) that was made up of nine members.

In 2011, the Haitian justice prevented the CEP president and other members to leave the country, because their role in the general election in November 2010 and March 2011 was questioned by local opposition and the international community.

The country should hold elections this year change one-third of the Senate and local authorities, but the new CEP has not yet been appointed.

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