Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-70
Haiti Teleco / Jean Rene Duperval
Haiti
Director of International Affairs, Haiti Teleco (2003-2004)
United States
Undertaking Recovery Effort, Location of Recovery Effort, Asset Location / Alleged Asset Location
2009
Ongoing
Art.16, Art.23
Yes
Criminal Prosecution and Forfeiture
MLAT
Cooperation in investigation but mechanism unknown
Ongoing Case
Ongoing
Unspecified
Ongoing
NA

As part of his sentencing, Mr. Duperval was ordered to forfeit $497,331 in proceeds of crime. (Source: U.S. v. Esquenazi, et al, Case No. 1:09-cr-21010-MGC (S.D. Fla.), Superseding Indictment filed July 12, 2011; Order of Forfeiture, May 21, 2012.) According to the US Government's Forfeiture motion, "The evidence at trial also showed that he laundered the $497,331 in the United States through the bank accounts of two South Florida companies, Crossover Records and Telecom Consulting Services, owned by his siblings." (Source: US v. Duperval, Case No. 1:09-cr-21010 (S.D.Fla.), United States' Motion for Entry of Forfeiture Money Judgment at Sentencing and Incorporated Memorandum of Law, filed May 18, 2012.)

According to a US Department of Justice Press Release, in May 2012, "Jean Rene Duperval, a former director of international relations for Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti Teleco), a Haitian state-owned telecommunications company, was sentenced today to nine years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribes paid to him by two Miami-based telecommunications companies." (Source: US Department of Justice press release, "Former Haitian Government Official Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Role in Scheme to Launder Bribes," May 21, 2012.)

Haiti's financial intelligence unit, the Unite Centrale de Renseignements Financiers (UCREF), the Bureau des Affaires Financieres et Economiques (BAFE), which is a specialized component of the Haitian National Police, and the Ministry of Justice and Public Security
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Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations - Miami Field Office
U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida