AFTER 30 YEARS HAITI IS STILL WAITING TO GET BACK THE FORTUNE OF JEAN-CLAUDE DUVALIER

On 10 November, Swissinfo reported that, more than 30 years after the overthrow of Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, Haiti is still waiting to get back the fortune that the dictator 1971-86 and his family deposited in Switzerland.  The delay is down to legal intrigues being played out in the Swiss courts.  As early as 1986, Haiti sent a request for legal assistance to Switzerland. It was not until 2002 that the Swiss Federal Council decided to freeze Duvalier funds in banks.  In 2011 the Federal Department of Finance applied for the assets to be confiscated.  In addition to the Duvaliers, people connected to the clan also deposited millions in Swiss banks. 

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/haitian-dictator-money-remains-a-tough-nut-to-crack/46150206

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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