Mr. Josephys Dafils distances himself from embezzlement accusations within the “Haitian American Chamber of Commerce (PHACC)”

Mr. Josephys Dafils distances himself from embezzlement accusations within the “Haitian American Chamber of Commerce (PHACC)”

 

Boukan News, 05/23/2024 – I would like to clarify this situation. My name is Josephys Dafils. I was a member of Philadelphia, “Haitian American Chamber of commerce (PHACC)”. I was never invited to any board meetings.

I was never invited to any member meeting. I was not a board member. There is a situation where PHACC raised $18,735 to support the victims in Haiti.  the organization wrote on its fundraising page that “The Philadelphia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce raised money to help rebuild 300 houses and support businesses in Haiti. The organization is planning a humanitarian trip to the country to help with rebuilding efforts and offer mental health support. Other programs we will bring to the ground are mental health and support groups for grieving families, monetary support to families with school-age children, medical and health care”.

According to www.gofundme.com, “The Philadelphia Haitian American Chamber of Commerce’ Vice-President Merrytony Nathan Pierre-Jean is the person in charge of withdrawing the money from GoFundMe on behalf of the chamber. Once the funds are withdrawn, the construction company in Haiti that the chamber is planning on using is ARCOD to which we will do money wire transfer from the chamber’s bank to them. Besides ARCOD, we have no plan to give funds to any other organization once withdrawn.”

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact the board members. They were as followed:

President, Evel Vertil

Vice president, Merrytony Nathan Pierre-Jean

Coordinator, Jean Jocelyn Guillaume

I do not have anything to do with this matter because I was not part of the board. The board makes decision for the organization. As stated before, I was member. I spoke to all parties involved to do the right thing. I have no powers to make them do anything.

 

Josephys Dafils, MBA

jdafils@yahoo.com

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