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Retired Colonel Pleads Not Guilty In Haiti Bribe Plot

Law360, Boston (October 12, 2017, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A retired Army colonel pled not guilty in Boston federal court Thursday to charges that he conspired to help bribe Haitian officials to secure approvals for an $84 million port project.

Joseph Baptiste, 64, a Haiti-born dentist and resident of Maryland, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein for arraignment on a three-count indictment including charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Travel Act.

Baptiste had originally faced a more limited criminal complaint, but after...
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