Duvalier faces corruption, other charges

 CBC News

Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was charged with corruption, theft and misappropriation of funds on Tuesday, amid accusations he expropriated hundreds of millions of dollars during his 16-year presidency.

The charges must now be investigated by a judge, who will decide whether there is enough evidence to go to trial. That process can take up to three months.

Human rights activists and lawyers say the former leader, known as ‘Baby Doc,’ funnelled up to $300 million US of federal funds into his own private bank accounts.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2011/01/18/baby-doc-haiti-un.html#ixzz1BUqXp0E5

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