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Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide

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Klaus Eberwein

 

Miami, Florida USA July 18, 2017 — The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner has ruled the death of former Haitian government official Klaus Eberwein a suicide.

Eberwein, 50, was found dead in a Miami motel last week with a gunshot wound to the head. He was scheduled to appear before Haiti’s Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission the same day. From 2012 – 2015, Eberwein served as the director general of the country’s economic development agency. He was accused of fraud, corruption and financial mismanagement stemming from the administration Haiti’s PetroCaribe funding.

Gilbert Baily, Eberwein’s business partner in the Haitian pizza restaurant, Muncheez, said the death was shocking.

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