US sentences former DEA informant to life in prison for murder of Haitian president – El Sol de México

A former informant for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was sentenced Friday to life imprisonment, while another man pleaded guilty in a trial in the United States for eThe assassination of the last Haitian president Jovenel Moïse in 2021.

Both are among 11 accused of participating in a plot against Moïse by sending a team of Colombian mercenaries to kill him at his residence in Port-au-Prince. Of the four men who have so far been convicted in Miami, all have received life sentences.

The president was shot dead in his bedroom during an assault and his death left a political vacuum in which the alliances of violent gangs They have expanded their territories and it is estimated that they now control most of the capital.

Nationality haitian-american, Joseph Vincent had pleaded guilty to aiding the plot through political advice and meetings with community leaders. According to a court document, he had posed as a US government official.

The same day, Frederick Joseph Bergmann Jr., resident in Florida, also pleaded guilty to the charges against him in the case, including presenting false or misleading information about exports.

Bergmann Jr. He was arrested along with three other Florida residents a year ago, at which time US authorities claimed he had helped finance the housing of mercenaries in Haiti and to send bulletproof vests to that country by falsifying export documents.

At Haiti Another investigation is being carried out, in which the judge has requested that personalities such as the first Minister Ariel Henry and his widow, Martine Moïse.

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In the years after the death of Moses, violent armed gangs have drastically increased their power, while their turf wars have caused a humanitarian crisis and the flight of hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

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