New Chief Prosecutor Reopens Electoral Fraud Case Against CEP
- Monday, July 18, 2011 7:00 PM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - After replacing Harrycidas Auguste as Head of State Prosecutions in Port-au-Prince, Jean-Francois Sonel has reopened the investigation into apparent fraud and alleged bribery of the President of the Provisional Electoral Council, Gaillot Dorsinvil.
The head of the prosecution, Mr. Jean-FranÃ§ois Sonel, confirmed Saturday that he had issued arrest warrants against three electoral advisers, among them President Dorsinvil Gaillot, as part of the investigation on serious allegations of electoral fraud which is being the Provisional Electoral Council.
In addition to Mr. Dorsinvil, Pastor Leonel Ribelli Raphael and Pierre, respectively Secretary General and member of the CEP, are also actively sought.
Commissioner Jean-Francois said he had passed instructions to the Central Directorate of Judicial Police (DCPJ) so that the three perpetrators are apprehended anywhere because of their consistent refusal to accept the invitations of the floor.
On Thursday, three men were not presented them as colleagues and Jacques Belzin Warrior Antenor had cited health problems and medical certificates to justify their absence.
At the head of an organization widely discredited and virtually dysfunctional, the applicants had not yet responded Saturday to the latest developments on this issue.
According to the magistrate, the constitutional point of view the prosecution has the power to prosecute members of a provisional electoral institution. Only permanent members of the CEP, said Jean-FranÃ§ois Sonel, beyond the ordinary courts and are facing the high court of justice if they are accused of high treason.
Already in the sights of the former Government Commissioner in Port-au-Prince, Me Harrycidas Augustus Dorsinvil Gaillot and his peers are accused of receiving bribes wine candidates (winning or unhappy) with the latest legislative the results were corrected several times the culmination of an electoral process marked throughout by the scandal.
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Source: Radio Kiskeya