Interim Haiti PM orders government corruption probe

[JURIST] Haiti's interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue [Wikipedia profile] has asked the country's High Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes to conduct an investigation into the finances of all government officials and aides to address allegations of corruption and mismanagement. The audit will cover the two-year interim administration that was appointed after former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide [BBC profile] fled the country [JURIST report] in February 2004 after a three-week revolt.

A group of Haitian judges have been under investigation for allegedly accepting bribes, and Latortue's communications director said Monday that those judges have been suspended while the government probe is completed. The corruption probe is designed to "unveil suspicions of corruption" by all levels of government and will cover anyone who signs checks, including the interim prime minister. AP has more.



 

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