A lawyer for Jean-Claude Duvalier says the former Haitian dictator is facing accusations of corruption and embezzlement for allegedly pilfering the treasury before his 1986 ouster.
Defense attorney Gervais Charles says the case is now in the hands of a judge of instruction who will decide whether there is enough evidence to go to trial.
That process can take up to three months.
Duvalier left court after a day of questions Tuesday and is headed back to his hotel.
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier is leaving court after spending much of the day answering questions before a judge.
Duvalier was not in handcuffs as left the court Tuesday with his longtime companion, Veronica Roy.
He is expected to head back to his hotel. Hundreds of people cheered him as he got into SUV with a police escort.