US officials arrest 4 more people over assassination of Jovenel Moise
Updated: Feb 14
Four men have been arrested and charged in Florida in connection to the assassination of President Jovenel in July 2021, federal officials in Florida announced Tuesday.
The four men arrested on Tuesday are Arcangel Pretel Ortiz, a Colombian national residing in Miami; and US citizens Antonio Intriago, Walter Veintemilla, and Frederick Bergmann, according to a press release.
Antonio Intriago, Ortiz, and Veintemilla were charged with supporting a conspiracy to kidnap or kill the president of Haiti, according to federal officials.
Antonio Intriago released a statement shortly after Moïse’s murder saying he was unaware of the plans to assassinate the former president. Initially, he said, the plan was to arrest Jovenel Moïse and force him to step down, replacing him with a Haitian American pastor named Christian Emmanuel Sanon.
Their company, CTU Security, based in Doral, Florida, recruited some 20 former Colombian soldiers who helped storm the home of former president, Jovenel Moïse, the night of his assassination.