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jeudi 4 août 2016

Ex Haiti leader won’t cooperate with Dominican Republic ‘Felix-gate’ probe

Santo Domingo.- Former Haiti president Michel Martelly has rejected a request by Haiti Senate president Ronald Larèche to provide information "deemed useful" to the ongoing investigation over the use of Petrocaribe funds and from other foreign sources, including Dominican senator Felix Bautista.
In a missive from aides, Martelly strong rejects the request and protests alleged "insinuations" in the letter sent July 28, on funds received of any amount, from entities or persons at some point. "We must remember that the rules dictated by the Constitution don’t give the President any allocation in the management of State funds."
"He denies that attempt at accusations against Martelly personality and reputation and reserves his rights," the missive says, and adds that the Senate probe "needs to be placed above partisan motivations."
The investigation also includes reported deposits of millions of dollars by Bautista for Martelly’s bid for the presidency, who once elected, secured lucrative public works contracts for the lawmaker’s companies.
http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2016/8/3/60195/Ex-Haiti-leader-wont-cooperate-with-Dominican-Republic-Felix-gate-probe

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