Ex-Haiti Official Hit With Hefty Sentence In FCPA Case

Law360, New York (May 22, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT) -- An ex-official of the Haitian government was sentenced to nine years in prison 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 in March of funneling nearly $500,000 in bribes he received from the phone companies to Florida shell companies he set up to hide his wrongdoing. He has been in custody since his conviction...
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