A former Lake Worth bank teller and now an aide to Haiti’s first lady has broken his silence regarding the 2007 incident that has made him a fugitive in Florida, calling the case a “misunderstanding.” Leaders of a Haitian human rights’ group, however, are calling for his resignation.
News of Karl Jean-Jeune’s fugitive status has been a topic of discussion on Haitian media outlets both locally and in Haiti since The Palm Beach Post this week reported that Florida prison officials said Jean-Jeune had absconded from a probation sentence he was supposed to be serving for a 2007 case. Deputies say he admitted to stealing $27,800 in cash from the Washington Mutual Bank branch where he worked.
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