Klaus Eberwein

MIAMI, FLORIDA, July 13. — A former official in the Haiti government, Klaus Eberwein was found dead in a motel room here on Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head. According to police reports, Eberwein’s body was discovered in a room at a Quality Inn hotel in South Dade.

The incident has been ruled a suicide by the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office.

Eberwein, 50, once served as director general of the Haitian government’s economic development agency – a position he held from May 2012 until February 2015 when he was replaced.

The Miami Herald says Eberwein was also a partner in a popular pizza restaurant in Haiti, Muncheez.

“It’s really shocking,” said Muncheez’s owner Gilbert Bailly in an interview with the Miami Herald.

“We grew up together; he was like family.”

During and after his government tenure, Eberwein faced allegations of fraud and corruption on how the agency he headed administered funds.

He was scheduled to before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday – the commission is investigating the management of PetroCaribe funds, the money Haiti receives from Venezuela’s discounted oil program.

Encuentran muerto con un tiro en la cabeza a un exfuncionario haitiano en un hotel de Miami

Miami, Florida, 12 de Julio.- Las autoridades locales de Miami están investigando el hallazgo de Klaus Eberwein, exdirector del Fondo de Asistencia Económico y Social (FAES), muerto en una habitación de un hotel de Miami con un disparo en la cabeza.

Una de las principales hipótesis que se investigan alrededor de fatídico suceso es que el exfuncionario haitiano se suicidase.

Eberwein, de 50 años, fue partidario del expresidente haitiano Michel Martelly (2011-2016) y lideró bajo su mandato, entre 2012 y 2015, el FAES. El haitiano enfrentó acusaciones de fraude y corrupción durante su administración de FAES.

Eberwein debía comparecer el próximo martes 18 de julio ante la Comisión de Ética y Anticorrupción del Senado de Haití.La comisión está investigando la administración de los fondos de PetroCaribe, el dinero que Haití recibe del programa petrolero con descuento de Venezuela.