On Monday, Me Dieunel Lumeran, the investigating judge of the Court of First Instance (TPI) of Saint-Marc, issued his investigative closing order for the investigation of the illegal arms seizures case in September 2016 to the Port of St. Marc . According to this order 9 persons are charged with : transnational illicit trafficking in firearms and ammunition, smuggling, forgery and forgery, money laundering and criminal conspiracy, in this case it is the former Director General of the Haitian National Police (PNH) Godson Orelus; of Sandra Thélusma in charge of clearing the cargo of seized weapons; of Jimmy Joseph, Monplaisir Edouard, Ronald Nelson aka "Roro Nelson", Junior Joel Joseph, of the former Minister of the Interior Reginald Delva, of the former Departmental Director of the West Police Andre Jonas Vladimir Paraison and Durand Charles.
Note that only Godson Orelus and Mrs. Sandra Thelusma were incarcerated, the other 7 accused are considered by law to be fugitives because they did not attend the convocations of the cabinet of instruction.
In addition, the lawyers of Godson Orelus threaten to sue Me Lumerant for violation of the law for having transformed the status of witness of their client into an accused and for the refusal of the examining magistrate to decide on their request for denial of justice.
For his part, Andre Jonas Vladimir Paraison made a request for recusation (dismissal) of Judge Luméran because of legitimate suspicion.
Finally, it should be remembered that during the night of November 29th to 30th, the residence of Judge Lumérant, more and more criticized in this case, was riddled with bullets by unidentified individuals.