Six former election officials in Haiti were arrested Tuesday on charges of misappropriating government property, the office of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said.
Lamothe’s office didn’t release the names of the individuals, but said a chief prosecutor and a judge made the arrests after authorities found the stolen government property. The property that was confiscated included 460 laptops, 160 photovoltaic panels and 207 memory cards, it said.
Haitian President Michel Martelly fired the nine-member electoral council in December through a presidential decree. His office at the time also ordered the ousted officials to return any government property.