“KOTE KI PA GENYEN SITIRÈ PA KA GENYEN VÒLÈ.” For years, we, “the diaspora,” remained silent on the issue of the $1.50 collected unlawfully by Joseph Michel Martelly and his entourage. Mr. Martelly collected the money under the guise that he was going to fund an educational program to provide free schooling to the population. Now we know for sure that the money collected was never used for educational purposes. In fact, the money collected was diverted into Mr. Martelly and his entourage’s bank accounts. Mr. Martelly never had a legal mandate as required by article 218 of the Haitian Constitution to levy taxes on the people of Haiti, whether in Haiti or abroad. Mr. Martelly’s action violates law of nations and constitutes fraud and theft under the laws of a number of states in the U.S. A number of victims, under the banner of ALPAM, have retained the services of a law firm to initiate legal proceedings against Mr. Martelly and his co-actors who have defrauded the public with the unlawful collection of the $1.50.
The purpose of this form is to collect information to assist with the creation of a database of all of the people who have been victimized by Mr. Martelly and co-actors’ scheme. Kindly provide us with the requested information.
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Konbit Lakay (begins after 17min): Attorney Marcel Denis explained the Lawsuit against Michel Martelly and his associates for the illegal tax of $1.54 collected from Haitians in the diaspora.