Four persons charged in connection with plot to kill Haitian president

Former Haitian President Jovenel Moise

The US Justice Department has stated that four main suspects in the July 7, 2021 murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moise were extradited from Haiti to the US on Tuesday.

Seven suspects in the investigation are now being held in US custody. The main prison in Haiti still has dozens of prisoners who are suffering from acute overcrowding as well as frequent food and water shortages.

James Solages, 37, and Joseph Vincent, 57, dual citizens of Haiti and the United States, as well as German Alejandro Rivera Garcia, 44, a citizen of Colombia, were accused on Tuesday with planning to murder or kidnap someone outside of the country.

Christian Sanon, a 54-year-old Haitian American, is the fourth man accused of transporting ballistic vests from the US to Haiti for use in the assassination scheme.
On Wednesday, the four will show up in federal court in Miami.

Sanon, who the US Justice Department referred to as an “aspiring political candidate,” was a main organiser of the killing and has already been prosecuted alongside three other people.

According to the report, Rivera Garcia and roughly 20 other Colombians with military experience were recruited by Sanon to assist in the assassination.

On the night of July 6 to 7, 2021, the Colombian team shot Moise to death in his home in the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

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