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Haiti: Ex-Official Fired Over Prison Scandal Joins Moïse Cabinet

Enock-Gene Génélus, a Gonaives commissioner once fired over a prison escape scandal, will be appointed as the new delegate of the Artibonite Department Thursday, the minister of the interior said.

Génélus, while he was Gonaives’ commissioner in 2015, was accused of helping a prisoner escape to withdraw $40,000 from a bank. Génélus was fired by then-President Michel Martelly.

Last week, President Jovenel Moïse chose Renan Etienne as the secretary of public security and revoked him less than 24 hours later. Etienne, an ex-police chief, was implicated in a massacre in 2005.

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