Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Former Chief Justice Anel Alexis Joseph is dead

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Haiti Sentinel

NEW YORK CITY, New York, USA (sentinel.ht) – The disgraced former Chief Justice Anel Alexis Joseph died on Friday at a hospital in New York City at the age of 89.

Alexis was a career magistrate, who was sworn in as president of the Supreme Court on October 5, 2011, as Chairman of the Superior Council of the Judiciary president on July 3 under the presidency of Michel Martelly. Le Nouvelliste received confirmation on the death from the Vice President of CSPJ Wendel Coq.

Justice Anel Alexis Joseph served three years as chief justice and the country’s first President of CSPJ before being ousted out of his robe on January 7, 2015 for having participated in a number of corrupt acts at the will of the Martelly administration. The Martelly administration paid Joseph’s demand for $750,000 [USD] for his resignation.

Justice Joseph was a part of various scandals such as the unilateral designation of three persons in the permanent electoral council, one month after his installation as President of CSPJ in August 2012.

In October of that same year, a Senate resolution demanded his resignation because of the flagrant violation of the 1987 amended Constitution and the law on the status of the judiciary because he had exceeded the age limit fixed by law for the position of President of the Court of Cassation.

Anel Alexis Joseph, former judge of the Court of Appeal of Port-au-Prince, before replacing Georges Moses that provided since 2004 as interim president of the highest court of the country, has filled a vacuum that existed head of the Supreme Court since the departure of Mr. Boniface Alexandre. After his resignation, he was replaced by Mr. Jules Cantave.

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