Haiti’s President, Michel Joseph Martelly, Involved in Corruption Scandal
Follow the money, says the old adage of investigative journalism. A crusading Dominican journalist did just that with dozens of financial documents from some Dominican construction firms and uncovered shocking results.
Over the course of 2011, Michel Joseph Martelly, as a candidate, president-elect, and president of Haiti, received close to $2.6 million in over a dozen payments from a Dominican Senator named Félix Bautista, according to an explosive Mar. 31 television report by star Dominican journalist Nuria Piera.
The alleged bribes were likely connected to securing three post-earthquake multi-million public works contracts dubi usly won by Bautista-controlled Dominican construction companies, according to Nuria’s report and to Haitian government documents obtained by “Haïti Liberté.”