Rodolphe Jaar pleaded guilty in the murder of President Jovenel Moise
Rodolphe Jaar, one of several men accused in the 2021 murder of president Jovenel Moise, pled guilty on Friday in the United States to charges related to the assassination, court documents show.
Jaar, 50, admitted before a judge that he provided “material support and resources” knowing that they would be used to kidnap and kill the president, his plea statement says.
Jaar, a businessman, is the first among 11 people charged by US prosecutors in south Florida with a role in planning the assassination.
According to the guilty plea, Jaar housed the Colombian commando team and gave them weapons.
In pleading guilty, Jaar offered to help federal authorities investigating Moise’s murder, in hopes of winning a reduced sentence.
Without a sentence reduction, Jaar faces a possible maximum term of life in prison. His sentencing has been set for early June.