December 6, 2023

Former DEA Information Pleads Guilty in Assassination of Haitian President

There has been an interesting twist in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse.

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) information has pleaded guilty to his role in the assassination.

Joseph Vincent is now the fourth individual to plead in the case.

The Assassination

On July 7, 2021, Jovenel Moïse, the president of Haiti, was assassinated.

The story made national headlines, as his home was swarmed by 28 mercenaries, which were believed to have been mostly Columbians.

His wife, Martine, was also shot during the attack and airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Three of the suspects were shot later that day, and another 20 were arrested.

Since the assassination took place, 11 suspects have been arrested by American authorities, which brings us to this plea deal that was struck.

Vincent is the fourth of the 11 that were arrested to make a plea deal. He is facing a life sentence for charges that include conspiracy to kidnap a person outside the United States.

As part of his deal, Vincent supplies authorities with details regarding the assassination plot.

Vincent has stated that he was innocent, only serving as a translator for the mercenaries who shot the late president.

So far, more than 40 people have been arrested in charges related to the case, including 18 Columbian soldiers. There were also high-ranking police officials among the suspects.

There were initially five judges assigned to prosecute the cases, but all but one of them have stepped down in fear for their lives, believing they would be assassinated, apparently by the cartels, for hearing the cases.

Among those who have already pleaded guilty is Haitian senator John Joël Joseph, who was extradited from Jamaica, which goes to show just how far up the food chain this plot to take out Moïse went.

Additionally, a Haitian Chilean businessman and a Columbian Army officer have pleaded guilty and been sentenced to life in prison.

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