(RepublicanPress.org) – Haitian law security and law enforcement officials quickly launched a manhunt in the wake of the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Within days, a money trail led Haitian law enforcement officials to an Ecuadorian immigrant living in the United States. Recently, there were more potential breaks in the case.
On Tuesday, July 27, FBI agents conducted five raids in South Florida. Two of the searches were at the home and office of Walter Veintemilla, the president of a private-party lending group. Haitian authorities prompted the raid based on their belief Veintemilla provided the funding for the assassination through his Miramar-based company, Worldwide Capital Lending Group.
FBI raids Florida home believed to be involved in the assassination of Haiti president.
The home belongs to Walter Veintemilla, the president of Worldwide Capital Lending Group, in a gated community in Weston.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 27, 2021
Last week, the Miami Herald reported that Haitian law enforcement officials had been spotlighting photos of Veintimilla and flashing the name of his company during press conferences since Moïse’s shocking death.
Veintemilla’s attorney, Robert Nicholson, claims his client brokered a loan on the belief the money would be used to replace Moïse with an interim leader through peaceful means. According to him, there was never any talk of “a violent overthrow” or of Moïse’s assassination.
The FBI also raided locations connected to Antonio Intriago, the head of CTU Security. Haitian authorities suspect him of training Colombians, Haitians, and assassins of other nationalities using money brokered by Veintemilla.
FBI officials refused to answer questions regarding the raids, telling local reporters the search warrant and accompanying affidavit of support had been sealed by the court. They did confirm the situation posed no risk to the public.
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