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Old 02-17-2010, 11:19 PM
 
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti—Eight of the 10 detained American missionaries were set free Wednesday, marking a milestone in a 19-day saga that captivated the American public but irked Haitian leaders who complained it became a distraction from their immense rebuilding task.

The judicial magistrate in the case kept in jail the group's leader, Idaho Internet entrepreneur Laura Silsby, and her nanny and main colleague in the Haiti venture, Charisa Coulter.
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Ms. Silsby and Ms. Coulter are being held because, unlike the others, they made a previous trip to Haiti in December during which they apparently visited a Haitian orphanage. "I want to know why she came and what she did at this orphanage," Mr. Saint-Vil said Monday.

Chiller Roy, a lawyer for Ms. Silsby, declined on Monday to comment on his client's December visit to Haiti. Ms. Silsby will remain in jail, but Mr. Saint-Vil ordered Charisa Coulter, who suffers from diabetes, to be moved to a hospital, the Associated Press reported.

Mr. Saint-Vil, the magistrate, also said he wanted to ask Ms. Silsby when she met Jorge Puello, a man who presented himself as a lawyer for the missionaries. Mr. Puello isn't a lawyer but a fugitive wanted by El Salvador on charges of child trafficking and by the U.S. on a variety of charges including immigrant smuggling.

Haiti Frees Eight American Missionaries - WSJ.com

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Old 02-17-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Must be pro-bono because she's bankrupt and has been having financial and legal problems for some time from the links posted on the other treads.

I'm sure her god thing will see her through, after all, mythology is a great defense.
That, and "it's for the children" are certainly used often enough.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:41 PM
 
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I want to know about this fugitive child-trafficker fake lawyer!
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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I want to know about this fugitive child-trafficker fake lawyer!
Nice friends she has. She sounds like a conniving whack-job.

There are also no reports of her sheep/congregation back home that paid for all this.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I believe everyone was wanting this thing to go away, but there always seems to be another connection with child-trafficking and this group.

It was strange from the start.

What about the so called "lawyer?"

Was he arrested? As I understand; "it is because of the lawyer" that the two missionaries are still being detained.

What a coincidence.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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That woman is most assuredly shady to say the least.
Mr. Saint-Vil is being very fair minded in his dealings with this..I would not have released her either and hope the other 8 dumb a**es learned a valuble lesson
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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Must be pro-bono because she's bankrupt and has been having financial and legal problems for some time from the links posted on the other treads.

I'm sure her god thing will see her through, after all, mythology is a great defense.
That, and "it's for the children" are certainly used often enough.
Seconded.
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