FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – James Solages, a Haitian-American from South Florida, is among the many suspects in custody in Haiti for his alleged position within the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, Haitian officers mentioned.
Matthias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections, instructed ABC Information officers detained James Solages Wednesday in Port-au-Prince. He mentioned Solages was a U.S. Citizen of Haitian descent.
Solages had a Florida nonprofit group named after Jacmel, a port city on the south coast of Haiti. State information present he was the president of FWA SA A JACMEL AVAN, INC.
Solages registered the nonprofit in 2019 to an workplace within the San Casa Plaza in North Lauderdale and listed his handle as a two-bedroom home in Tamarac.
Earlier than the content material of the nonprofit’s web page had been deleted Thursday, there was a plea for potential donors: “Assist us work towards ending childhood starvation in Haiti, offering training and a greater tomorrow for future Haitian generations.”
Florida information present Solages had expired safety officer and firearm licenses. The Linkedin account of a consumer matching the outline alleged having close-quarters fight coaching.
The Linkedin web page and a Fb consumer recognized as Solages from Fort Lauderdale listed having been a pupil of Florida Profession Faculty. The Fb account was additionally suspended Thursday.
Léon Charles, director of Haiti’s Nationwide Police, described the suspects as mercenaries in the course of the official bulletins on nationwide radio and tv.
“We have now the bodily authors, now we’re searching for the mental authors,” Charles mentioned in Haitian Creole.
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