The son of former President Michel Martelly, Olivier Martelly, is unable to leave the country as he joins the quickly expending list of former officials forbidden from leaving the country until they can account for money they were responsible for spend for various projects during the government of Michel Martelly.
Government Commissioner Jean Danton Leger wants to know how several millions of dollars for the explanation and building of parks and soccer stadiums throughout the country were spent.
The current Minister of Justice, Camille Edward Junior, doesn't seem to have any problem with the decision of Jean Danton Leger to issue these travel restrictions, saying he is an experienced lawyer who knows the limits of his power.
This is a picture of Olivier Martelly arriving at the airport in Montigo Bay, Jamaica on September 5, 2015. With this picture appearing now it doesn't put a stop on the rumors that have been circulating lately, but rather generates even more questions.
On September 5, 2015, Olivier Martelly, the son of Haitian President Michel Martelly was noticed arriving at the airport in Montigo Bay, Jamaica for attending the PetroCaribe conference with his father in Jamaica. Earlier, there was report of his arrest in the U.S by Federal law enforcement, but the details of his case appeared to be confidential. Some sources suggest that he was taken into custody and charged with money laundering, and tax evasion, together with his mother, both are U.S citizens, and thus subject to tax liability on their worldwide income, wherever it is earned. He has been rumored to be part of an organized gang in Haiti that has participated in a wide variety of criminal acts. Furthermore, he was arrested in the U.S for cocaine and heroin trafficking from Colombia. He had an alleged involvement with a freighter seized with cocaine in Jeremy. The ship was owned by one of Haiti's richest family involved in the textile industry in the island. There was a rumor that Olivier was placed under house arrest in the United States because of his involvement with this narcotics trafficking in the U.S. A bond for his parole was set at five million U.S Dollar. The picture of his arrival at the airport published over the media might put a cap on the rumors of his arrest but it would definitely generate more questions. In November 2012, Olivier Martelly was accused of his close association with Clifford Brandt, the son of a wealthy Haitian businessman who was the mastermind behind an alleged kidnapping ring. On June 25, 2015, Olivier Martelly spent over $1,000,000 in state funds to bring Chris Brown and Lil Wayne to Haiti to attain one afternoon concert in the Champs de Mars. The Gulfstream 4, which costs $5,000 per hour, plus landing fees, crew, refreshments, and a load of other add-ons-- could have been covered by a couple of thousand on American Airlines. The fund could be better used to buy food for Haiti's starving kids, or help the 300,000 Haitians being deported from the Dominican Republic as stateless.
This is something that you can expect to be big in the next several day.
Lawyer André Michel who filed the corruption complaint against First Lady Sophia Martelly and her son Olivier Martelly was arrested in Martissant
The arrest came after the Human Rights Lawyer André Michel parked his car near a police sub-station in Martissant. He had requested the presence of his attorney. As a large crowd began to protest the arrest, an impressive detachment of CIMO agents barricaded the police station in Martissant not to allow anyone to enter and did not take time to start firing tear gas on the crowd. Subsequently, André Michel was taken away.
The narrative of Haiti's first family being investigated on corruption charges has just taken a new twist in an ever-widening net of conspirators plotting Martelly's downfall. Human rights attorney, Andre Michel, is representing Enold Florestal, a citizen who filed the complaint, accused First Lady, Sophia Martelly, and son, Oliver Martelly, with embezzlement of government funds. Florestal was arrested for his part in the killing of Frantzy Duverseau three years ago.
Michel claims Martelly government proxies bribed Florestal to withdraw the complaint. But he refused, and Judge Lamarre Belizaire, new on the case, pursued Florestal, and had him arrested. An outpouring of public condemnation against Belizaire made his task difficult. But he finally swore out a warrant to capture Florestal and his brother, Josue, incarcerating them for Duverseau's death.
Judge jean serge joseph recently died of a cerebral hemorrhage two days after attending a meeting regarding the corruption case against First Lady, Sophia Martelly, and son Oliver. Some believe Judge Joseph's death came at the hands of the Martelly-Lamothe administration.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ), pressured to address Joseph's death, called for Parliament to form a committee to investigate the circumstances of the meeting. The Special Senate
The Committee's report concludes, after taking testimony from first- and second-hand sources, extreme pressure was exerted on Joseph to stop proceedings against Mrs. Martelly and Oliver Martelly. But the MOJ questions the conclusions of the Committee. It says prejudice and irrationality clouded the testimonies, and can't be given much credence.
Here is the press conference conducted by the two U.S. Doctors at Hospital Bernard Mevs on Sunday July 14, 2013, following the sudden death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph. Contradicting rumors suggesting that the judge had been poisoned or assassinated, the doctors confirmed that the death came as a result of a stroke.
According to Dr. Vencent Degennaro, Judge Jean Serge Joseph was in very bad condition by the time he was brought to the Hospital as a result of a massive stroke. The Haitian judge arrived at the Hospital at 3:00 am on Sunday and died at 8:00 pm on the same day.
The son of president Michel Martelly was accused by many to be involved in Kidnapping. However, as a musicial, he answered to the charge the way he knows best. Olivier Martelly released a music video called "Veye Yo"
In this video, Olivier Martelly explained that people do not see your strength but your weaknesses.they will not encourage you ....
We need to watch out for all these people. Friends who do not like you, Veye Yo.
"Some say I am a kidnapper, some believe and some don't......."
The President of the Republic of Haiti S.E.M. Michel Joseph Martelly along with his wife, the First Lady, Madame Sophia Martelly went to a small town, Verrettes (Artibonite), to inaugurate Park Michelet Destinoble on Tuesday May 22.
Olive Martelly, the Advisor to the President Martelly in sports, led the initiative of the structure "Foutbòl power Chanjman" which means 'Football for Change'. The Haitian President stressed on the modernization of the Michelet Destinoble park in Verrettes Artibonite and rehabilitation of the integrated program during the inauguration program.
Mr. President also assured that efforts are underway to make opportunity to engage more youth in sports. He expressed his interest and desire for adequate play areas with all kind of possible facilities. Any impediments that hinder youth development will be solved cordially, he added.
According to Haitian newspaper Haiti Observateur, Haitian businessman Clifford Brandt who is currently jailed for his involvement in the kidnapping of two Moscosso children, made revelations that are disturbing to the current presidential family as well as some other influential members of the Haitian society.
The newspaper cited U.S. officials who participated in the interrogation of Clifford Brandt and also French authorities who have been investigating another gang leader Amaral Duclona.
According to Haiti Observateur Clifford Brandt he is not the leader of the gang. He claims that he is number 5 down in the Kidnapping network. Above him comes directly Olivier Martelly who is number 6. Mr. Olivier Martelly is one of the sons of the current Haitian President Michel Martelly. It was further declared that the wife of the President was a direct beneficiary of Clifford Brandt kidnapping network. This comes in direct contributions of Clifford Brandt to help fund their various projects.
Haitian attorneys André Michel and Louis Newton St. Juste arrived in the U.S. recently to meet with representatives of human rights organizations (HRO). The reason for the visit was to obtain support for Michel and St. Juste's allegations that President Martelly's family has been engaging in corruption practices.
Michel and St. Juste, who are practicing members of the Port-au-Prince Bar Association, spoke before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights about the continuing problem of corruption in the Haitian government. They met also with representatives of the U.S. State Department, Congress, and the Haitian Diaspora.
Together with HRO legal counsel, Michel and St. Juste have begun preparations to prosecute Sophia and Olivier Martelly, the president's wife and son, for diverting funds allocated to state programs for their personal use. Other government officials are said to be involved in the corruption scheme as well.
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