Haiti - FLASH : Case PetroCaribe, personalities and companies under financial investigations
Me Paul Éronce Vilard, confirms the existence of an order dated March 20 from Judge Accime which asks the Central Financial Intelligence Unit (UCREF) and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ULCC) to provide a report detailed information on assets and financial transactions for the period from 2008 to 2016 and asks the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ) to pass instructions to the Brigade of Financial and Economic Affairs (BAFE) to also submit a detailed report on the heritage and the outward signs of wealth for all the persons and companies referred to in the prosecution's prosecution.
Regarding the existence of another order requesting precautionary measures and freezing of the bank accounts of the parties concerned, the Commissioner says that he is not aware of it (which does not mean that it does not exist but that it does not was not transmitted), pointing out that the application of such an order would be an error in the absence of the requested investigation reports...
An opinion shared by Pierre Esperance, Coordinator of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), which stresses that we can not begin with provisional measures such as freezing the property of the people and companies mentioned in the introductory submission of the Head of the Public Prosecutor's Office, without having heard them, recalling that none of the persons and companies mentioned in this order were charged with any crime by the investigating judge. Esperance is convinced that if such an order for provisional measures was passed on at this time and applied, these measures would be lifted one after the other in the courts where by political pressure...
Excerpt from the order of March 20 of Me Ramoncite Accime :
"[...] FOR THESE REASONS, ORDER the Directors General of the ULCC and the UCREF to send to the Cabinet of Instruction of the Magistrate Instructor a detailed report relating to the patrimonies and financial transactions for the period going from 2008 to 2016 of the following people and companies : Michael LECORPS, EUSTACHE SAINT LOT. Laurent Salvador LAMOTHE, Marie Carmelle JEAN MARIE, Jacques GABRIEL, Stephanie Balmir VILDROUIN, Wilson LALEAU, Josepha GAUTHIER, Florence Guillaume DUPERVAL, Yves Germain JOSEPH, Max Rudolphe SAINT-ALBAN, Jean Max BELLERIVE, Hervé DAY, Michel CONTENT, Lionel GRANPIERRE, Hébert DOCTEUR, Thomas JACQUES, et Linda JACQUES, ENERSA, GK IMPORT EXPORT S.A, SUNTECH SOLAR HAITI, ENSTRAP, ELMECEN, GPL SOLAR LLC, SOLAR HAITI, BUROCAD, EXACO S.A, BESUCO S.A/SUNTECH, ARCHIVOLT, COMPHENER S.A, MVF CONSTRUCTION, ESOLAR HAITI, GREEN SOLAR SPECIAL AND MAXITECH S.A, while prioritizing transactions related to the PETROCARIBE fund made available to them in one way or another; Order that this report be transmitted to the examining Cabinet within a reasonable time; Let's say that this order will be executed, as required by art. 18 of the Code of Criminal Instruction, at the behest of the government commissioner of this jurisdiction [...]"
Download the Petrocaribe Fund Management Report 1: https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/PETROCARIBE-31-01-2019.pdf
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