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|Sujet: Meriken lage Ketan pou sèvis rendi. Mar 21 Avr 2015 - 2:25|| |
Haiti: Aristide-era Drug Lord Beaudoin 'Jacques' Ketant released
Written by Staff Writer on 20 April 2015.
MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - Infamous Aristide-era drug-trafficker, Beaudoin 'Jacques' Ketant, was released from a U.S. federal prison in Arkansas on Monday according to Sentinel sources at the U.S. Attorneys office.
On Thursday, the 27-year sentence of Ketant was cut in half to 13.5 years, The Sentinel reported. According to our sources, along with credit for good behavior and key assistance in the convictions of at least a dozen other corrupt officials from Haiti and high-level cocaine traffickers, he was released.
U.S. immigration is not likely to deport Ketant anytime soon, still according to our sources. It is said that Ketant will be living in a half-way house, at least, for the foreseeable future.
In 2012, Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Kirkpatrick said 48-year-old Beaudoin "Jacques" Ketant's cooperation led to successful prosecutions of five high-ranking Haitian officials under former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, including the Port-au-Prince police chief and the security chief at the capital city's airport.
"These are people who were in positions of authority. To take them down was a success we are very proud of. And he was instrumental in that," Kirkpatrick said at a hearing.
Ketant, was serving his sentence at an Arkansas federal prison where he was projected for release on Christmas Eve 2026. Jacques attorney, Ruben Oliva, said if released he would likely seek to live someplace other than Haiti because "there are a lot of people who are probably very upset with him."
Ketant was already facing U.S. drug and money laundering charges when he was expelled from Haiti in 2003, put on a plane to Miami and arrested by U.S. drug agents. The expulsion followed a violent confrontation between Ketant and his bodyguards and officials at a swank private school attended by his son as well as children of high-ranking Haitian and U.S. embassy officials.
Kirkpatrick said Ketant began cooperating almost immediately, naming names of officials who were taking bribes, talking about his fellow traffickers and describing the inner workings of the Haitian cocaine system. Among others charged because of his information were a worker and an immigration official at Miami International Airport who helped drug couriers elude customs officials.
At his 2004 sentencing hearing, Ketant accused Aristide of being heavily involved in running what he called a "narco-country." Aristide, however, was never charged and his U.S.-based attorneys have denied Ketant's allegations. Aristide was ousted later that same year and spent seven years in exile, returning to Haiti last year.
Before he came to the U.S., prosecutors say Ketant's organization moved some 41 tons of cocaine through Haiti to the U.S. from 1987 to 1996. At one point, according to court records, he fled Haiti for Miami and was able to escape arrest by disguising himself as a woman and returned to Haiti.
"Mr. Ketant was one of many drug traffickers that were allowed to operate in Haiti in exchange for large payments," Oliva said.
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|Sujet: Re: Meriken lage Ketan pou sèvis rendi. Mar 21 Avr 2015 - 7:55|| |
Sa mwen pa p janm konprann ;se an 2003 yo te ekspilse KETANT .
Si KETANT te ka enplike ARISTID ou ta ka enplike l ki jan li te fe li kite l kite AYITI?
Se te an 2003!
Gen yon RADYO NEO-GNBis ki ap voye pwent ;Misye pa fouti eksplike sa.
M ap li JOUNAL DOMINIKEN yo se chak jou DILE DWOG ke DEA poze la PAT sou yo ,di anvan ou apre yo fin manje PRIZON ,di ke yo te konn peye LEONEL FERNANDEZ,ansye prezidan an ,pou yo opera, an DOMINIKANI.
Diferans lan ak AYITI se ke PRES lan pa bay deklarasyon sa yo twop ENPOTANS!