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Haiti senate president denies complicity in arrest and deportation of fellow senator
Published on February 15, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti -- Youri Latortue, the president of the Haitian senate, has rejected allegations of his participation in a conspiracy that led to the extradition of fellow senator Guy Philippe, who was arrested on January 5 and deported to the United States to face charges ranging from the importation of narcotics to money laundering.

Senate President, Youri Latortue
According to US law enforcement sources, Philippe’s arrest was put in motion following an approach made to the US government by one of his opponents in the recent elections, and orchestrated by the US State Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Philippe claimed in a telephone conversation with an unidentified person that, according to information he has, Latortue and four senators associated with Lavalas (the political party of former president Jean Bertrand Aristide) were allegedly involved in a conspiracy leading to his arrest.

Jeantel Joseph, the president of the National Consortium of Haitian Political Parties, has confirmed that it is the voice of their candidate Guy Philippe that is heard in this conversation. According to HaitiLibre, Philippe’s wife has also authenticated his voice.

On Monday, following Philippe's allegations, Latortue vigorously denied these accusations, saying that Philippe’s voice was tampered with and that it is a maneuver of former public officials implicated in a report on corruption.
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