Klaus Eberwein

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Person.png Klaus Eberwein  
(businessman)
Klaus Eberwein.jpg
Died Miami, Florida, USA
Cause of death
gunshot to head
Nationality Haiti

Klaus Eberwein was a Haitian government official and businessman. He died in July 2017, a week before he was due to testify before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission about corruption within the Clinton Foundation.[1]

Career

From May 2012 to February 2015 he was the head of the Fund d'assistance économique et social (the FAES) the Haitian government's department for economic development. During his ministry as a government official, Eberwein was accused of fraud and corruption, particularly as regards his method of disbursing donations to Haiti after the earthquake there.

He reportedly denounced the Clinton foundation before his death, stating that the majority of funds donated to Haiti were misappropriated.[citation needed]

Death

Eberwein was found in a motel room shot in his head. According to the local physician who examined the body after the death, it was probably a suicide.[2][3]

Timing

He died just before he was heard by the Ethiopian Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission of the Haitian Senate. A commission investigating the management of the PetroCaribe funds, the money that Haiti receives from the Venezuela s oil program. During the hearing he would also have answered questions about the role of the Clinton Foundation in the distribution of aid and gifts after the earthquake.[4]

He was reportedly in good spirits before his death, and planning on opening a restaraunt.[5]


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