A Miami-based safety contractor who employed Colombian mercenaries accused of killing Haitian President Jovenel Moïse final month mentioned he was working with a former Haitian Supreme Court docket choose to assist arrest Mr. Moïse and never assassinate him.
Antonio Intriago, proprietor of a South Florida-based agency referred to as CTU Safety, mentioned the mercenaries went to the president’s personal villa to accompany Haitian police executing an arrest warrant for the president, based on an announcement launched Wednesday by three attorneys representing Mr. Intriago. They mentioned the president was lifeless when the Colombians arrived, echoing testimony from a number of the troopers.
“It’s our perception that the president’s personal bodyguards betrayed him,” the attorneys wrote in an announcement. It didn’t elaborate on why the bodyguards could have betrayed him.
The attorneys’ assertion was accompanied by almost 40 pages of personal correspondence, contracts, a “Memorandum of Understanding” to interchange Mr. Moïse with an obscure preacher, and an arrest warrant for the president. Collectively, the paperwork might shed extra mild on what occurred within the early hours of July 7, when Haiti’s president was gunned down in the previous few months of his time period. The Biden administration has despatched investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Division of Homeland Safety to assist Haiti resolve the case; officers from Colombia have additionally supplied help.
Greater than 40 individuals together with members of the slain president’s safety element, Haitian politicians, a convicted drug supplier turned Drug Enforcement Administration informant, a second longtime DEA informant and Miami-area businessmen have been detained or implicated within the case.