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Le Procès des Timbres:L'affaire Audubon By Jean Sénat Fleury
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The scheme was simple. In Haiti in 1975 greedy and corrupt members of the Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier regime faked exquisite renderings of bird watercolors by native son Jean-Jacques... More > Audubon and put them on the world market. A government lawyer and stamp collector reported the suspicious stamps. The Duvalier government had to stage a public trial. Several government officials were sent to jail and the international collectors were satisfied. The trial was an important demonstration of courageous lawyers and judges. However the principal crooks were not revealed and the officials who were jailed were compensated well and were released early from their comfortable jails. Thus it was proven again in Duvalierist Haiti, which was about prisons, cruelty, and violence, that crime paid. 26 years later, Jean Sénat Fleury, former Haitian judge and legal scholar decided to make this trial available to the new generations of students of justice and those interested in Haitian history,< Less

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