Haiti – Justice : ULCC orders banks to freeze 260 million embezzled Gourdes
25/06/2021 10:31:00

Haiti - Justice : ULCC orders banks to freeze 260 million embezzled Gourdes

As part of an investigation into ONA loans of more than 2 billion gourdes and 65 million gourdes paid by ONA to the notarial office of former Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant, Me Hans Jacques Ludwig Joseph, Director General of the Unit for the Fight Against Corruption (ULCC) on June 23 ordered banking institutions to freeze 260 million gourdes from several people with links to Real Business Investment (RBI) including businessman Pierre Réginald Boulos is the CEO.

For the ULCC, these 260 million would correspond to embezzled public money including the fines to be paid which must be remitted to the Public Treasury

The bank accounts targeted by the ULCC are those of: Isabelle Valmey, Pierre Réginald Boulos, Ursil Pierre, Emlyne Girova Brice, Sébastien Boulos, Melissa Régine Boulos, Natacha Blanc and Real Business Investissement.

The ULCC warns the banks concerned “[…] failing to comply with this, they may be prosecuted as a “facilitator” of laundering the proceeds of crime in accordance with article 5.3 of the law of 12 March 2014 on prevention. and repression of corruption and article 58 of the law of 11 November 2013 punishing money laundering and the financing of terrorism.”

In a note dated June 24, 2021, the movement of the 3rd way (MTV Haiti) affirms that it is about political persecution against its President Réginald Boulos, convinced that it is an instrumentalisation of the ULCC to put an end to the actions against the referendum of the Movement.

SL/ HaitiLibre

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