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Posted Wednesday, July 7, 2010
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.
|3 indicted in Haitian worker
|By Daniel Trenton,
|Miami Herald Staff Writer
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
-- TRENTON DANIEL
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