Woodly Etheart aka Sonson Lafamilia of Gang Galil released

As per news report dated April 17, 2015, Woodly Etheart aka Sonson Lafamilia, has been released from prison on the report day, after being brought before the Judge Lamarre Belizaire. Sonson was arrested for the kidnapping of Samy El Azi, a Syria- American citizen and businessman, on Feb. 17, 2014 from Port-au-Prince, and demanding a ransom of US$2.5 million.


Lafamilia was once the powerful leader of the "Galil Gang," which specialized in kidnapping and drug trafficking and was responsible for at least 18 other kidnappings. He was once a close associate of President Martelly and was in charge of security for the President's sons and had a restaurant located inside the National Palace. In 2009, Lafamilia was arrested with US$3 million in cash and carrying three dead bodies in his car. But he was subsequently "provisionally" released by a judge. Once, Senate President Simon Dieuseul Desras had alleged that President Martelly had kept Etheart undercover in one of his apartments. Senator Desras had also said, what is worse, from his hiding place, Lafamilia was appointing certain officials (from own gang members) for the executives in certain municipalities in the country! His wife, Marie Taïssa Mazile Ethéart, was also arrested by an investigating judge with charges of laundering money obtained from illicit drug trafficking and kidnapping.

As per Pierre Espérance, the Executive Director of the National Network for the Defense of Human Rights (RNDDH), Woodley Ethéart was never a fugitive, but a protégé of the government run by President Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. President Martelly is a regular manipulator of the judicial system. In the last month (March 2015), First Lady Sophia Martelly and her son Oliver were miraculously exonerated from charges of corruption, embezzlement and usurpation of titles. The prosecutors who objected to the administration's interference were fired or fled. One investing judge Jean Serge Joseph was severely threatened and pressured to call off the investigation. After reporting Martelly's meddling attempts in the case, he was so threatened, became total panicked and a broken man. He died two days later on July 13, 2013 of a massive brain hemorrhage. The autopsy report of his body was never released to the public.

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Cher says...

ok so is there any proof to these articles?

just heresay?

Haiti is in serious trouble if these allegations are true and correct! Lamothe never stood a chance

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