PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — An investigating judge has cleared President Jovenel Moise of any involvement in a money laundering case that the authorities have been probing for the past two years.

Judge Brédy Fabien in his report said that there was no evidence to prosecute Moise, and on Wednesday to the Commissioner of the Government, Paul Eronce Vilard, an order of dismissal that discharges Moïse from any charge of money laundering.

Prior to his election in 2017, the Central Unit of Financial Intelligence (UCREF), a government institution, concluded in a report there were indications Moise had laundered money through a personal account he held with his wife.

After analysing the bank accounts of Moïse UCREF in its report had concluded “It is possible that Jovenel Moïse manipulated funds that have nothing to do with his companies”.

Moise has always denied the allegation. Continue reading

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