Former dictator and new arrival in Haiti Baby Doc Duvalier has three American attorneys helping him try to get a hold of his assets in frozen Swiss bank accounts:
Lawyer: Duvalier wants U.S. entity to disburse frozen funds
The idea is to name a US company to transfer the frozen funds, which supposedly would help Haiti recover from last year’s earthquake.
Now, considering how Duvalier and his father unscrupulously pillaged the country and relied on a murderous regime of fear, why am I not buying this?
The American attorneys are Ed Marger, former Republican congressman Bob Barr and Mike Puglise. Barr was the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nominee,
He said the three American lawyers were not involved in Duvalier’s legal problems in Haiti. They were there to advise him on international matters.
Bloomberg has more on the story.
So you were asking why Baby Doc returned to Haiti? I say follow the money.
Cross-posted at The Green Room.