Jean Serge Joseph
Here is a picture of Judge Raymond Jean-Michel.
Judge Raymond Jean-Michel Implicated in Several Controversial Cases
Judge Raymond Jean-Michel, the Dean of the Civil Court of Port-au-Prince, is never new to controversy. He was responsible for assigning the case of kidnapper and drug trafficker Sonson Lafamilia to an embattled judge Lamarre Belzaire who released Sonson Lafamilia and Renel Nelfort on grounds of insufficient evidence. The two persons released were known hardcore criminals involved in many cases of kidnapping, money laundering, sequestration, illicit drug trafficking, murder and criminal conspiracy. Magistrate Belizaire is a lone fighter of justice who has always remained under tremendous pressure and constant threats from every camp. Once he was considered extremely aligned with the Martelly administration, but, however, he earned their ire too through some of his unbiased decisions. When he issued a travel ban against the former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and some of his closest allies and many from the closest allies of the current President Martelly and former Prime Minister Lamothe, his residence was heavily sprayed with bullets by unknown individuals.
The Dean of the Civil Court Jean-Michel is also responsible to drive the late Judge Jean Serge Joseph at the law offices of Gary Lissade to a meeting with President Martelly, Minister of Justice Jean Renel Sanon and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe where the judge was heavily threatened to stop the continuation of a case against the presidential family involving First Lady Sophia Martelly and her son Oliver Martelly on charges of corruption, embezzlement, and usurpation of titles. The judge was so threatened there, he became a totally panicked and broken man. He died of a massive brain hemorrhage on the third day, July 13, 2013. The autopsy report of his body was never released to the public.
On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the CSJP has removed Judge Raymond Jean-Michel from his seat of the Dean of the Civil Court of Port-au-Prince for his alleged involvement in the Woodly "Sonson Lafamilia" Etheart release trial. After the hearing of the CSJP, Judge Raymond has acknowledged his fault. In an interview with Le Nouvelliste, the CSPJ Councilor Dilia Lemaire has told, we have heard his explanation, now his fate is under consideration of the Supreme Council.
The Enold Florestal case is a mass of contradictions being played out before the public.
Judge Belizaire swore out an arrest warrant on Florestal, and police took him into custody. But was there police brutality or not?
Public Safety Secretary Delva posted photoshopped images on the Internet showing Florestal's bruises.
Also, some say Florestal was not at the scene of Dureaseau's murder, but at an emergency ward.
Delva apologized when the images were verified as photoshopped.
Report of the Special Senate Committee, responsible for investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph. After hearing many personalities mentioned in this case, the Senate Commission of Inquiry concluded that all concerned including the President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, the Minister of Justice Jean-Renel Sanon are liars. The Commission is convinced that there was in fact a meeting which was held on July 11, 2013, at the Chambers of Garry Lissade.
Recommendation: "The Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice are charged and removed of their function" "Impeach the Head of State for crime of High Treason"
Senate Special Committee responsible to investigate whether or not there was a meeting between President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamother, the Minister of Justice Jean Renel Sanon and late Judge Jean Serge Joseph concluded that there was in fact a meeting. Consequently, similarly to the case of Richard Nixon in the United States, the Haitian Senate committee has recommended that Michel Martelly, Laurent Lamothe and Jean-Renel Sanon be indicted for having lied to the nation and to the commission.
Is there a similarity with the Haitian Senate decision?
Senate Special Committee has found that there was in fact a meeting between magistrate Jean-Serge Joseph, President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Minister of Justice Jean-Renel Sanon before his death.
In addition, the Committee recommends among other things that an indictment procedure is put in place to confront President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Minister of Justice Jean-Renel Sanon. All three are accused for having lied to the nation and to the commission during this investigation.
According to the Newspaper "The Nouvelliste", the Senate Special Committee found that the meeting took place on July 11, 2013, in the office of Mr. Garry Lissade.
Judge Jean Serge Joseph has died from a stroke it was recently learned. Before his death, the Martelly-Lamothe administration had pressured him to stop investigating First Lady Sophia on charges of misappropriating government funds for personal use.
His death is timely in that continuing to pursue the First Lady he ran the risk of being assassinated by Martelly-Lamothe operatives.
Samuel Madistin, said Judge Jean Serge Joseph was under pressure from National Palace
Lawyer, close to deceased judge Jean Serge Joseph, Samuel Madistin, said the late magistrate told him he was under pressure from the National Palace to close file corruption and embezzlement which is involved in the presidential family.
Lawyer Samuel Madistin has made some accusations recently. He has became the third lawyer to accuse the Martely government of nepotism. According to Samuel Madistin, T-Micky who is the son of President Michel Martelly is paid $50,000, cash money, per month by the National Palace for playing in various events in the country
According to "La Press" a major Canadian newspaper, the Coroner's Office confirmed yesterday to The Press that an autopsy was performed Thursday July 25, 2013 in Montreal on the body of the Haitian magistrate Jean Serge Joseph. "Information indicating that it could be an accident death in unclear circumstances". This has convinced the coroner to search the file further.
According to "All Haiti ans several media sources, the Haitian judge Jean Serge Joseph died on Saturday July 13, 2013 following a historic decision to compel the attendance of some high government authorities in the case involving Haitian First Lady, Sophia Martelly as well as te son of the President, Olivier Martelly.
Judge Joseph is from the region of L'Estere
Based on the information in circulation, President Michel Martelly had ordered the judge to reconsider its decision. According to Radio Kiskeya, the Judge died 48 hours after meeting with President Michel Martelly, Prime Minister Laurent Lamorthe and attorney Louis Gary Lissade.
The Chamber of Deputies has established a commission to investigate the causes of death of Judge Jean Serge Joseph