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Haitian gov't officials among dozens arrested in corruption crackdown

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2013 | 8:55 AM

Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe says more than 60 people, including government officials, have been indicted and jailed on corruption charges, as the authorities implement new measures to fight fraud and corruption.



He said the Michel Martelly government would continue to crack down on those engaged in corruption and that additional resources are being made available to the anti-corruption unit and the anti-contraband brigades.



Many of those facing prosecution have allegedly misappropriated funds destined to support a tuition-free education programme that so far allowed more than one million children to have access to primary education free of charge.



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