FLASH : Haiti Rebel Guy Phillipe Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison in the USA

Breaking News... Guy Phillipe, Haitian rebel leader and recently elected Senator of Haiti, was sentenced to spend nine years in prison in the United States Wednesday for accepting bribes to protect cocaine smugglers who used Haiti to ship drugs to the United States.

Guy Phillipe

The Miami Herald Reports:

Guy Philippe, 49, had pleaded guilty in late April to a drug-related, money-laundering conspiracy charge.

His plea agreement allowed him to avoid going to trial in May on a more serious trafficking charge that could have sent him to prison for the rest for his life.

Instead, he faced up to 20 years on the money laundering conviction, but under the federal sentencing guidelines the punishment amounted to about half that time.

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Asnath Colson If he's a US citizen or legal resident, he has to serve his his time here. He's facing real prison here. No one to bribe to get him out.
Reply · July 15 at 1:04 PM
Anangman Rassoux Why in prison in the USA and not in his own country?
Reply · July 05 at 11:19 PM
Guy Phillipe News Guy Phillipe, ex chef rebel haitien et récemment élu sénateur d'Haiti, a été condamné à passer neuf ans de prison... see more
Reply · June 21 at 12:39 PM

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