PORT-AU-PRINCE—A Haitian Investigating Judge has ordered the arrest of ex-senator Youry Latortue for allegedly embezzling the public’s funds and of Joseph Lambert, ex-president of the Senate, on suspicion of obstructing justice. 

Investigating Judge Marthel Jean-Claude issued the warrants Thursday against the former politicians, both of which are among scores of Haitians sanctioned in the ongoing crackdown of prominent Haitians linked to gangs. 


Ex-senator Youry Latortue is wanted on embezzlement while Joseph Lambert, ex-president of the Senate, is suspected of obstructing justice.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.