Washington, DC – A billionaire Canadian couple linked to the Clinton Foundation who were reported to have been killed in a murder-suicide may have actually been victims of a professional hit, according to private investigators working for the family. Billionaire Canadians Barry and Honey Sherman, were found hanging side-by-side in their lavish Toronto mansion last month and Canadian investigators treated the case as a possible murder-suicide. At the time, investigators believed that philanthropist and pharmaceutical mogul Barry Sherman killed his wife, Honey, hung her body, and then took his own life.
But a private investigator hired by the family disagrees, calling the deaths a professional hit. According to CBC news in Toronto, the private investigator for the Sherman family claims that multiple killers played a role in the murder of Barry and Honey Sherman.
But who is Barry Sherman?
Barry Sherman founded Apotex in 1974 as a pharmaceutical company that specialized in generic medicine. The privately held company started with just two employees but ultimately grew to more than 11,000 people worldwide, with annual revenues around $1 billion.
Barry Sherman’s net worth was recently estimated at $3.7 billion by Canadian Business, an online magazine, making him one of Canada’s richest people. The Sherman’s were heavily involved in philanthropy and one of the charities that they donated to was the Clinton Foundation.
Barry Sherman’s pharma company Apotex was involved in the supply of generic pharmaceuticals under contracts with the Clinton Foundation and most recently supplied those generic pharmaceuticals in Haiti and Rwanda. In September 2014, in response to the spread of the chikungunya virus in Haiti, Apotex struck a deal with the Clintons’ Direct Relief organization donating more than $2.2 million in medical aid to the country saying in a statement.
“Apotex is in a position to help (in Haiti), and we are delighted to work with Direct Relief.”
Why would the Clinton Foundation want the Shermans dead?
Additionally, Apotex worked with Direct Relief in Haiti, who was a “particularly active” member of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative community, supporting post-hurricane “relief efforts.” Apotex airlifted vaccinations and medical supplies into Haiti that was funded through charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation and other connected charities.
The practice was widespread in countries where the Clinton Foundation had pledged relief. In order to make donations through the Clinton Foundation to assist a country in need, for instance Haiti, the donor would need to use multinational companies that would provide logistics for delivering that aid. Curiously, these companies which received contracts to deliver the aid, also happened to be large donors to the Clinton Foundation. Haiti was one such example. In the case of Apotex, the company had to use companies which had made significant donations to the Clinton Foundation, to deliver its generic pharmaceuticals to those in need in Haiti. Not only that, but the contracts were tailored for the convenience of the Clinton Foundation donor companies and not to the specific needs of the Haitians.
According to a close family friend of Barry Sherman, who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation,
“Barry was told by his accountants that there was something fishy about the Clinton Foundation donations and that he thinks that someone or the (Clinton) Foundation itself was skimming from his donations – that he wasn’t helping as many people in Haiti as he imagined.”
Barry, a devout Christian was incensed and when he investigated further, he uncovered a web of kickbacks and transactions which devalued the economic impact of his company’s donations to Haiti. According to Barry Sherman’s friend,
“Only about 5 percent of whatever Barry and Honey donated ever made it to the people it was intended for. He said he was going to sue.”
That was the last Barry Sherman’s friend ever heard from him again. Days later, Barry and Honey Sherman would be found hanging lifeless in their mansion. But this is not the first nor the last time that someone connected to the Clinton Foundation has been found dead under suspicious circumstances after discovering alleged misuse of funds. Last year, a Haitian official who was set to testify against the Clintons for their alleged misuse of funds intended to assist Haiti relief efforts in the aftermath of that country’s deadly earthquake, was found dead from an apparent suicide just days before he was due to testify in court. In both the Sherman’s murders as well as the former Haitian official, friends and relatives claim that the deceased had all made future plans with them and did not seem in the least bit suicidal.