The American newspaper The Washington Post published in an investigative report that the meeting in which it was sought to show the plan that Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who aspired to the presidency of Haiti, had for that Caribbean nation did not take place in a hotel in the Dominican Republic , as the Haitian Police pointed out on Wednesday.
According to documents obtained by the American newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ (TWP) and whose data were reproduced by the Colombian media El Tiempo in an article, the meeting was held in a conference room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
In a photo that has gone viral on social media, you can see two of the suspects arrested and former Senator Joel John Joseph, the subject of an arrest warrant, participating side by side in a meeting.
According to the director of the Haitian National Police, Léon Charles, the people in the image were gathered in a hotel in Santo Domingo. “Around the table are the masterminds, a technical recruitment group and a fundraising group,” he told reporters.
Also in the photograph were the head of the Venezuelan security firm CTU (based in Miami), Antonio Emmanuel Intriago Valera, and the head of the Worldwide Capital Lending Group company, Walter Veintemilla.
Charles told the press that they were in the process of investigating both companies that would have raised funds to finance the execution of the criminal act.
The documents that TWP had access to would also show, according to El Tiempo, that the former Colombian military personnel involved in the assassination of Jovenel Moïse were hired for Sanon’s personal security.
His idea of government to “save Haiti” was shared at a meeting in the United States on May 12. At this meeting were, according to the international newspapers mentioned, the owner of the security firm CTU and the head of the consultancy Worldwide Capital Lending Group, designated as the company that financed the operation.
They are Antonio Intriago and Walter Veintemilla, respectively, who had agreed to recruit and assemble a security force for Sanon, whom they had to protect with the aim of taking him to the presidency of Haiti, according to El Tiempo.
TWP further indicates that Veintemilla would financially support Sanon’s wish, according to his attorney Robert N. Nicholson. Likewise, the legal representative pointed out that at no time was the use of force agreed to come to power, nor was the plot to assassinate Moise mentioned.
After the meeting in Fort Lauderdale (Florida), Sanon, Intriago and Veintemilla would have formalized, on May 17, a document for the “personal security” of Sanon, which included a team to “plan operations.”
The Colombian media continues to say that the search for that group included personnel with experience in special operations, the military in countries such as Iraq, Bolivia and Colombia.
TWP reiterates that the Veintemilla and Intriago companies would be in charge of recruiting a “private security force to protect Sanon until he became president of Haiti,” according to details in an unsigned draft consulting agreement obtained by the US newspaper. .