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Haiti assassination suspect of President arrested

Port-au-Prince, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian Judicial Police announced today the arrest of Mozart Prévot, driver of former Senator John Joel Joseph, one of the suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.

Mozart Prévot was arrested on Tuesday at Delmas 41 in this capital by agents of the Criminal Affairs Office of the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police, following an arrest warrant. The authorities consider him a suspect in the assassination that occurred in July 2021.

During the search of his home, a 9-millimeter pistol was confiscated, along with a charger and three motorcycles, the entity’s statement confirmed.

Prévot worked as a driver for the former parliamentarian who is currently detained in a Florida jail, United States, accused of conspiracy to kill or kidnap outside that country.

He was also indicted for “providing material support to someone attempting to commit that crime that resulted in death,” Judge Lauren Louis said during an appearance last May.

At the hearing, Joseph admitted he provided the necessary means to the ex-Colombian soldiers who allegedly murdered the ex-governor in his private residence in this capital and acknowledged that he knew some of them.

However, in October of that year, the former parliamentarian pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Joseph is one of the more than 40 suspects arrested by the authorities of Haiti and the United States for his alleged relationship with the assassination, the fifth that occurred in the Caribbean country since its independence in 1804.


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