Federal grand jury finds probable cause that more Teleco officials took bribes in return for steering business to U.S.-based telecoms.
Robert Antoine, director of int’l relations at Teleco 2001-2003, admitted to taking bribes from 3 U.S. telecoms to defraud Teleco. Haitian government filed suit in 2005 alleging Aristide involvement in scheme.
James Morrell, director of the Washington-based Haiti Democracy Project, said government corruption would block any serious effort to develop the country. “They need to go back to Obama and say, ‘Let’s not put all our eggs in one basket.'”
Recent indictments put the spotlight back on the collusion of high U.S. officials in the despoliation of Haiti via rakeoff of telephone revenue. The author names Democrats but also cites IDT, which sported a roster of top Republicans.