Haitian Ex-Official Convicted In Phone Co. Bribery Scheme

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 2:25 PM EDT) -- An ex-official of the Haitian government was convicted of money laundering by a Florida federal jury Monday for his role in a scheme by U.S. telephone companies including Terra Telecommunications Corp. to obtain business advantages in Haiti.

Jean Rene Duperval, formerly the director of international relations for the Haitian state-owned Telecommunications D'Haiti SAM, was found guilty of funneling $500,000 in bribes he received from the phone companies to Florida shell companies he set up to hide his wrongdoing.

After a week-long trial and three hours of...
To view the full article, register now.