A dual Haitian-Chilean citizen has pleaded guilty in the US over his role in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise in 2021.
Man pleads guilty to role in Haiti president’s slaying
A convicted drug trafficker has pleaded guilty in US federal court to taking part in the assassination of Haiti’s president in 2021.
Rodolphe Jaar, 50, pleaded guilty in Miami on Friday to conspiring to provide material support, providing material support and conspiring to kidnap and kill President Jovenel Moise.
Jaar, who is Haitian and Chilean, is the first of 11 defendants charged in the United States to be convicted in the plot. His sentencing is scheduled for June 2.
Dozens have been arrested in Haiti, but the cases are at a virtual standstill amid death threats that have spooked local judges.