Man involved in assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise sentenced to life in prison.
Rodolphe Jaar, one of several suspects involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday in a Florida court.
Jaar plead guilty to three federal charges as part of a plea deal including conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and providing material support resulting in death.
The convicted criminal funded the acquisition of weapons, provided food and lodging to co-conspirators in the assassination plot, and provided money which was used to bribe officials responsible for Moise's security.
Jaar will now be the focal point of the ongoing case against the dozens of conspirators involved in Moise's assassination, as he has agreed to provide truthful testimony and produce documents and records for investigators as they prosecute Jaar's affiliates.
Haiti has been consumed by chaos since Moise's slaying, as there has been no replacement and the country's parliament has dissolved.
Investigators in multiple countries are working to unravel the assassination and are trying to discover the motives for the killing. They are hoping that Jaar will provide crucial information, despite his life sentence.