The arrest of Jocelerme Privert
Jocelerme Privert, interior minister of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was arrested. He was accused in the mid-February 2004 in the killings of several suspected Aristide opponents in St. Marc.
Earlier, he was a cabinet minister (Minister of Interior) under President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Secretary of State for Finance, adviser to former President Preval and CEO of Tax, among other charges. Privert is certainly a change in style from Martelly. Privert's swearing in ceremony was dominated by Martelly's rival left-wing Fanmi Lavalas (The Flood) crowd.
Privert is a native of Petit Goave, became the Directorate General of Taxes (1995-2001), Secretary of State for Finance (2001-2002) and Minister of the Interior (2002-2004).