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Haiti - FLASH : Joseph Vincent pleads guilty in the case of the assassination of President Moïse
06/12/2023 07:53:25

Haiti - FLASH : Joseph Vincent pleads guilty in the case of the assassination of President Moïse
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, American of Haitian origin Joseph Vincent, a former informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) became the fourth suspect to plead guilty in an American court for his role in the assassination in 2021 of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moïsehttps://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34162-haiti-flash-president-jovenel-moise-assassinated-by-mercenaries-official-updated-7am-+-video.html after Alejandro Rivera Garcia, alias "Colonel Mike" a retired Colombian army officer https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-40834-haiti-flash-assassination-of-the-president-a-member-of-the-colombian-commando-sentenced-to-life-imprisonment-in-the-usa.html ; Rodolphe Jaar, a drug trafficker already convicted in the United States https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-39685-haiti-flash-rodolphe-jaar-sentenced-to-life-imprisonment-in-the-usa-in-the-assassination-of-president-moise.html and former Haitian senator Joseph Joël John extradited to Miami last year https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-40706-haiti-flash-former-senator-john-pleads-guilty-to-participation-in-the-assassination-of-jovenel-moise.html

Jaar and Rivera were both sentenced to life in prison, while Joseph Joël John is expected to be sentenced on December 19, 2023.

Vincent is among 11 defendants, including former Colombian soldiers and businessmen accused of helping provide funds and weapons and leading the nighttime attack on President Moïse's home.

Vincent faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on charges including conspiracy to kill and kidnap a person outside the United States and conspiracy to provide material support and resources, according to his plea agreement .

In a deposition signed by Vincent, he confirmed that he provided material support and services used to prepare and carry out the kidnapping and assassination of Moïse from February 2021 to July 7, 2021.

The filing says Vincent advised co-conspirators on Haitian politics and attended meetings in Miami with key Haitian political and community figures.

In the months leading up to the assassination, Vincent confirmed in his deposition that he had also met with co-conspirators in Haiti, who included Colombian mercenaries and Haitian-Americans. He also admitted that he was the passenger in the car driven by co-conspirator James Solages to the residence of President Moïse.

Let's recall that after the assassination of Moïse, Vincent had affirmed to the Haitian judge Me Clément Noël, that he was innocent and that he was only the translator of the ex-Colombian soldiers...

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