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 Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2010        

3 indicted in Haitian worker visa fraud
By Daniel Trenton,
Miami Herald Staff Writer
Three Floridians were indicted by a federal grand jury in North Florida for allegedly conspiring to commit forced labor and visa fraud involving Haitian nationals, U.S. officials announced Tuesday.

The Justice Department charged Carline Ceneus of Miami, Cabioch Bontemps of Gainesville and Willy Edouard of Miami. Ceneus, 32, and Bontemps, 34, have been arrested. Edouard, 47, is a fugitive.

According to the indictment, the trio lured 34 Haitian nationals to the Gainesville area to pick beans and peas with false promises of lucrative jobs that would culminate in permanent residency.

The defendants took the victims' passports and failed to honor the promised terms of employment, according to the indictment. The indictment also charges that the defendants engaged in visa fraud by making false statements to the U.S. Department of Labor to procure guest worker visas.

If convicted, Ceneus faces 25 years in prison and Edouard and Cabioch each face 10 years.

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