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Haiti files suit against former leader Aristide

[JURIST] The interim government in Haiti [JURIST news archive] has sued former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide [BBC profile] in US federal court for his alleged embezzlement of millions of dollars from the country's treasury and a state-owned telephone company. The suit, filed by several US law firms on behalf of Haiti's government, accuses the former leader and eight others of transferring stolen funds from the treasury and Haiti Teleco to the US. Aristide has been living in exile in South Africa after he was ousted from office [JURIST report] in February 2004 by an armed uprising. AP has more.

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