The charges by the United States Attorney's Office against Guy Philippe who was arrested on January 5, 2017:
One count of conspiracy to import narcotics;
One count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and engage in monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity
One substantive count of engaging in monetary transactions derived from unlawful activity
Here is a picture of the former mansion of Beaudoin "Jacques" Ketant located in Petion-Ville.
Drug Informant Jacques Ketant Gets Reduced Sentence.
Jacques Ketant, serving time in a U.S. prison for drug smuggling, has had his sentence reduced from 27 to 13 1/2 years. Ketant turned informant for the U.S. Attorney's office, ratting on Haitian government officials involved in the drug trade.
He transported 30-plus tons of cocaine through Haiti for 12 years. He alleges bribing former Haitian President Aristide, but following the U.S. Justice Department's investigation he was cleared of all wrong doing.
Here are the pictures of Jacky Lumarque and Francois Levelt, tho candidates for the presidency of Haiti who were rejected by the CEP. Jacky Lumarque was disqualified for lack of discharge and Francois Levelt, for drug trafficking.
The Provisional Electoral Council (PEC) on a press release dated June 19th, 2015, has informed its decision to remove the names of two presidential candidates Jacky Lumarque, a candidate running under the banner of former President René Préval's Verite Party and Francois Levelt, representing the banner of the Haitian Diaspora Party for Haiti (MUDHAH). Jacky Lumarque has been expelled from the presidential run because he could not produce his discharge certificate as required by an election decree as per its mandate mentioned in Article 90 paragraph. The candidacy of Francois Levelt has been withdrawn because he was convicted on transnational crime for possession and trafficking of crack cocaine in the United States of America, which is an act in violation of article 36, paragraph (c) of the Electoral Decree.
Here is a picture of Mr. Déjean Victor, owner of Pavillon Marquette in Montreal.
Victor Déjean, 58, a Canadian businessman of Haitian origin and one of his accomplices a Montreal resident Merlande Dont were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of Toronto and officers from the Police Service of the City of Montreal on a charge for smuggling drugs from Haiti to Canada. They were also accused of recruiting and using Canadian smugglers (carrier or mule). Their arrest was followed by an investigation conducted by the Division of Federal and Airport Surveys (SEFA) with the assistance of National Police of Haiti (PNH) which led to the arrest of several other suspects of Victor's gang. They were carrying a consignment of 4 kg of cocaine when arrested. Victor Déjean is a rich well known person in Montreal. He is the owner of Pavillon Marquette, a Medical Clinic, and Cristina complex, which includes a banquet hall and a theater. On an earlier occasion (30 December, 2009) Victor Déjean was arrested and imprisoned with his brother 'Abel' from Port-au Prince Airport while waiting for a Canadian flight with a load of 2.35 kg cocaine. But he escaped when the prison of Port-au Prince collapsed in the 2010 earthquake; he boarded an aircraft responsible to repatriate Canadian nationals.
Here is a picture of Haitian Businessman Marc Antoine Acra.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, one of the vessel (MANZANARES) of the twenty years old sugar importing company NABATCO was seized with 77 kilos of cocaine and 10 kilos of heroin. However, in response, the Director General M Marc Antoine Acra of the company categorically rejected this statement as derogatory rumors and has said that NABATCO is in the sugar trade for over twenty years and they are managing the global sugar export business with excellent reputation and track record. His vessels carrying cargos of sugar do not belong to his company. A Freight American company chartering boats for NABATCO receives payments of the freight and is fully responsible for the contents of the cargo loaded on the ships. These cargos are accepted under the supervision of Colombian port authorities, checked by the narcotics control authorities and the security service before leaving the port of Buenaventura. NABATCO is nothing more than a vessel owner, and cannot be held responsible for any act performed beyond the limits its knowledge.
Here is a picture of Mr. Williams Régala, a former member of Haiti's National Council of Government. He participated in the council of February 1986. During the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier, he was the head of the secret service. Williams Régala was also Minister of Defense during the short lived government of Leslie Manigat. He also occupied the position of Interior Minister under the National Council.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agency (DEA) launched an unsuccessful military operation to capture the Haitian rebel Guy Philippe.
Guy Philippe, a one-time candidate for Haitian president and former rebel leader, has reportedly gone into hiding following a DEA military-style operation to arrest him at his home in Les Cayes, Haiti. It is said that two airplanes, five helicopters and as little as twelve DEA agents stormed the home, searching for Philippe, who fled his razor-wire-fenced and concrete-gated property. Members of his party have confirmed he is on the run, stating that they have contacted lawyers on his behalf and wish to take the matter up with the justice ministry.