Ex-Haitian government official who goes by the name of Klaus Eberwein was found dead in a South Dade motel room on last Tuesday. Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office deemed it to be a suicide.
Veronica Lamar, from Miami-Dade medical examiner records stated: “He shot himself in the head.” Time of death was listed at 12:19 p.m.
The police found Eberwein’s body at 14501 S. Dixie Hwy., which appeared to be a Quality Inn.
Klaus Eberwein, who was a supporter of former Haitian president Michel Martelly, served as the government’s economic development agency director general, Fonds d’assistance economique et social (FAES).
He served from May 2012 till February 2015 when he was replaced. Reportedly, he was a co-owner of a popular Haiti pizza restaurant.
“It’s really shocking,” stated Gilbert Bailly, Muncheez’s owner . “We grew up together; he was like family.”
According to Billy, last time he spoke with Eberwein was before two weeks and he looked pretty normal. They were working out the details about the opening of a Muncheez restaurant in Sunrise.
Still, it looks like Eberwein had something on his mind after all.
For example, one of the issues was FAES’s oversight of shabby construction of several schools built after Haiti’s disastrous earthquake back in 2010, January 12th. During his time as director general, as well as after his tenure, he was constantly accused of deception and corruption on how the agency he led administered the budget.
Eberwein was expected to appear on Tuesday before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, the chief of commission, as confirmed by Senator Evaliere Beauplan. The commission is researching the fund management of PetroCaribe, the money Haiti gets from Venezuela’s deducted oil program.