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4 accused of killing Haiti’s president appear in US court

Miami, 1 February 2021 The four suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Mose and who were brought before US Justices, appeared for the first time this Wednesday in a federal court in Miami, South Florida (USA), where they were remanded It was decided to keep

At today’s hearing, federal magistrate Alicia Otazo-Reyes ordered that Haitian-Americans James Soulges, Joseph Vincent and Christian Sanon as well as Colombian German Alejandro Rivera Garcia be defended by public defenders, according to the Miami Herald newspaper. .

Family members of Sanon, who the newspaper describes as one of the leaders of the plot that killed Moose, were present in the room, riddled with weapons and military equipment by a commando who was on the outskirts. entered his residence. of Port-au-Prince on July 7, 2021, and he also seriously wounded his wife, Marine Mosse.

Sanon could face up to 20 years in prison for a separate criminal complaint alleging illegal export after transferring 20 ballistic vests to Haiti believed to have been used by the command , which consisted of Colombian ex-military personnel, and who raided the house of the deceased president.

All four were brought to Miami on Tuesday from Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, where, with the exception of Sanon, they face one count of conspiracy to murder or kidnap a person outside the United States.

Three Haitian-Americans discussed promoting a transition to the Caribbean nation’s presidency in the south of the state in April 2021, according to the attorney for Florida’s Southern District, and after the meeting, an inventory of equipment and weapons included Rifles, machine guns, tear gas, grenades, ammunition and bulletproof vests were included.

On June 10, 2021, Senan shipped 20 ballistic vests from South Florida for his private military, without the proper export license.

A few days later, Soulages, Vincent, Rivera and others unsuccessfully tried to arrest and kidnap the president, after which Soulages traveled from Haiti to South Florida on June 28, 2021, to kick off the operation against Mose. And then, on 1 July, he returned. Island for allegedly participating in the assassination.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, on July 6, Solage, Vincent, Rivera and others met at a house near President Moise’s residence, where “Soulage announced that the mission was to kill President Moise” and firearms and bulletproof vests were distributed. .

With four men appearing in court this Wednesday, seven have been held so far by a US judge as a result of their alleged involvement in the assassination of the Haitian president.

The other three are Colombian Mario Antonio Palacios Palacios, Haitian-Chilean Rodolphe Jaar and former Haitian senator Joseph Joel John, who was arrested last year. efe


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