PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A former U.S. official in charge of Haiti relief efforts has settled a lawsuit with a major contractor involved in earthquake reconstruction.
Lewis Lucke was U.S. special co-ordinator for relief and reconstruction after last year’s earthquake. He left the job and later worked for Haiti Recovery Group Ltd. Lucke charged in a lawsuit in December that HRG owed him nearly $500,000 for help securing more than $20 million in reconstruction deals.
The two sides reached a confidential settlement and a federal court judge in Texas has dismissed the case. Lucke attorney John McKetta said Monday that both sides agreed to say only that the “dispute has been amicably resolved.” HRG’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.
Another opportunist taking advantage of Haiti’s disaster. He got into the act as a salaried person….saw the potential for big money and jumped ship. A modern day Carpet-Bagger