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Kiko Saint Remy, brother of First Lady Sophia Saint Remy Martelly

Charles Saint-Remy alias Kiko, the brother of First Lady Sophia Martelly and Woodly Etheard alias Sonson La Familia aka SOS, were once business partners. Woodly Etheard is a notorious leader of Gang Galil, involved in many kidnapping and extortion cases. Kiko and Sonson used to run a restaurant business "La Souvenance" located at Morne Brun, in Petionville which used to supply food at the National Palace and other important government departments of the country.

Kiko is one of President Martelly's closest clan, fights for Martelly's control of territory. During the later part of the previous year when political pressure against Martelly was mounting, to divert the public attention, Kiko accused former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe in a massive march of anti-government protest on November 18, 2014. He blamed him on charges of corruption, and held him responsible for a series of arrests, including 20 demonstrators in the earlier month and called for his resignation. Kiko further accused Lamothe on charges of exploiting justice, neutralizing competitors, operators and activists. On this day of protest, the police opened fire on the anti-government protesters- two persons were killed and four were injured.

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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.

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Woodly Etheard "Sonson Lafamilia", suspect in Samy Azzi kidnapping

A close friend of President Michel Martelly has been arrested as he was implicated in the kidnapping of an important businessman.

According to Radio Lakansyel, Woodly Ethéard also known as "Sonson Lafamilia" has been arrested for his implication in the kidnapping of businessman Samy Azzi.

The report indicated that the kidnapping of businessman Samy Azzi took place on February 17, 2014 by a gang led by Woodly Ethéard alias Sonson Lafamilia

Also our source has reported that the vehicle used to carry out the kidnapping was that of Interior Ministry.

Mezanmi, Kote nou ye nan Payi sa! Konyè-a se machinn Leta minm kape kidnappe moun. Epi, Avantaj ke machinnn leta ginyin, lè ke yape fè kidnapping, vit yo fime et yo ka mete sirenn.

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