Duvalier 'faces corruption charges'

Duvalier 'faces corruption charges'


Ex-dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, who faces corruption charges, is led out of his hotel by Haitian police (AP)

A lawyer for Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier says the former Haitian dictator is facing accusations of corruption and embezzlement for allegedly pilfering the treasury.

Defense attorney Gervais Charles says the case is now in the hands of a judge of instruction who will decide whether there is enough evidence to go to trial.

That process can take up to three months.

Duvalier left court after a day of questions and headed back to his hotel.



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