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 road accident resulting in Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack were found dead.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2016, about 50 gunmen wearing faded green uniforms that appeared to be from Haiti's disbanded military, attacked the Les Cayes police station. They killed one police officer (Tisson Jean-Pierre) and wounded at least two others before fleeing. The assailants ransacked the police station, stole guns and tortured the police officers. When they tried to escape in a white van, it swerved off a road and tumbled into a ravine, killing three of the attackers. One of them was killed earlier during a shootout with officers in the police station. Three of the attackers were arrested. One of the arrested attackers has linked former Senator Guy Philippe with this attack. Philippe is a former Tonton Macoutes leader, suspended Haitian Police Chief, and a presidential candidate (Front for National Reconstruction, a guerrilla group). Guy Philippe has a longstanding arrest warrant of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency over charges of cocaine smuggling and money laundering, and the Human Rights Watch has accused him of extrajudicial killings.
Here is a picture of former rebel Guy Philippe as he supporting Jovenel Moise as candidate for President of Haiti.
In last January, former Senator and coup leader Guy Philippe threatened to divide the country unless then President Martelly leaves his office within February 7, 2016 deadline. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has a longstanding arrest warrant against Philippe over charges of cocaine smuggling and money laundering. Furthermore, the Human Rights Watch has accused him of extrajudicial killings and he has alleged involvement in the recent attack at the Les Cayes police station which resulted in the death of a policeman, four attackers, and injuries to five officers. He is a former Tonton Macoutes leader and a suspended Haitian Police Chief. Guy Philippe is popular and has a stronghold in the southern part of Grand' Anse Department. He has endorsed his support for former President Martelly's handpicked presidential candidate Jovenel Moise.
Kilari Anand Paul, a Christian preacher originally from India, Former US Congressman Bob Clement and Guy Philippe at a press conference in Haiti on January 28, 2007. The two had convinced Guy Philippe to lay down his arms following Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's deposition.
Here is a picture of Guy Philippe taken on December 20, 2001 as he was arrested in Quito, Ecuador.
Guy Philippe, a former Tonton Macoutes leader, former Haitian Police Chief, and a presidential candidate (Front for National Reconstruction, a guerrilla group) in the Haitian General Election 2006, was arrested on 20 December 2001, in Quito, Ecuador. He was arrested for masterminding a deadly attack on the Police Academy in July 2001 and of an attempted coup in December 2001. Earlier to that in 2000, he was removed from his post as police chief of Cap-Haïtien following an accusation of participating in a coup attempt in October 2000 and Philippe fled to the Dominican Republic. He received police training from the U.S Special Forces in Ecuador in the early 1990's and he was once wanted by the United States for smuggling cocaine. He was even accused by the Human Rights Watch for being a part of a death squad leadership (Tonton Macoutes) during the reign of Baby Doc Duvalier.
Here is a famous statement pronounced by the Haitian strong man Guy Philippe as he draws a line in the sand of Deriveau for Jocelerme Privert.
"Polices are not enemies. My enemies are in the National Palace". "The President is a macaque covered with the skin of a tiger. If he thinks he is a tiger, that he comes to Pestel execute his threats".
"If the President decides to attack me, as did before him Aristide and René Préval, do not worry, we will react. I do not ask the population to face them, I have people to do it. If they want to come, let them. But when they come at the level of Deriveau, cut all the roads to prevent them from going back and I'll take care of the rest." - Guy Philippe, May, 2016
Here is a picture of former police commissioner and head of the National Reconstruction Front (FRN), Guy Philippe. He was accused in the killing of Dionald Polyte, a Haitian Congressman
Guy Philippe who denied that he was involved in any plot to kill Dionald Polyte stated that this was part of a plan by the current President of Deputies, Sorel Jacinthe to tarnish his image.