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Posted Sunday, December 14, 2008
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A former official of Haiti's state-owned national
telecommunications company was sentenced to four years in US prison on charges
related to a money laundering and bribery scheme, the Justice Department said
Robert Antoine, 62, pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of conspiracy to
commit money laundering in the scheme which took place when he was director of
international affairs for Haiti Teleco from May 2001 to April 2003.
|A former senior of Haiti's
state-owned national telecommunications is
sentenced to U.S. prison
According to US prosecutors, Antoine, who lived in Miami and in Haiti, admitted
that he accepted bribes from three US telecommunications companies and thereby
and that to disguise the origin of these funds, laundered them through
US District Judge Jose Martinez in Florida sentenced Antoine to to serve three
years of supervised release following his prison term and ordered him to pay
1.85 million dollars restitution and to forfeit an additional 1.58 million
Others have pleaded guilty in the scheme including some sentenced to prison.
Antoine's successor at Haiti Teleco, Jean Rene Duperval, and Duperval?s sister,
Marguerite Grandison, were indicted along with Antoine in December, 2009. Trial
for these remaining defendants is scheduled to begin July 19.
US authorities said the government of Haiti provided "substantial assistance" in
gathering evidence during this investigation.
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