Washington, D.C. — Former Haitian government official Klaus Eberwein was found dead in Miami from a gunshot wound to the head. This comes just one week before Eberwein was set to testify against the Clinton Foundation on account of their alleged corruption and malpractice. His death was pronounced a suicide.
Eberwein, 50, reportedly told friends and associates that his strong criticism of the Clinton Foundation caused him to fear for his life.
Eberwein was scheduled to appear before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission next Tuesday. Many anticipated that he would testify the Clinton Foundation embezzled funds by international donors for Haiti earthquake disaster relief.
His role within the Haitian government’s economic development agency, Fonds d’assistance economique et social, was director general, a position he held for three years.
According to Eberwein, only 0.6 percent of the overall donations given to the Clinton Foundation with the sole purpose of helping Haitians was distributed to Haitian organizations. An additional 9.6 percent fell into the hands of the Haitian government. The last 89.8 percent — or $5.4 billion — was directed to non-Haitian organizations.
“The Clinton Foundation, they are criminals, they are thieves, they are liars, they are a disgrace,” Eberwein said at a protest outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan last year.
The Haiti Libre newspaper wrote that Eberwein was said to be in “good spirits,” with goals for the future. Close friends and business partners are stunned at the thought that he may have took his own life.
“It’s really shocking,” said friend Gilbert Bailly. “We grew up together; he was like family.”
The Haitian government released an official statement thanking Eberwein for his service and grieving his untimely death.