- by cnn
- 30 Nov 2023
A dual Haitian-Chilean citizen who pleaded guilty to federal charges related to his involvement in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise has been sentenced to life in prison, Florida court records show.
Judge Jose E. Martinez handed down the sentence to Rodolphe Jaar on Friday during a 10-minute hearing in Miami. The life sentences for each of three counts are to be served concurrently.
Jaar pleaded guilty in March to three counts - including conspiracy to commit murder or kidnapping outside the United States and providing material support resulting in death, according to the plea agreement.
Moise, 53, was killed in his bedroom in Haiti on July 7, 2021.
Martinez recommended that Jaar be designated to a federal facility in or near South Florida given his background and the offenses, according to the court docket.
In exchange for the guilty plea, Jaar had agreed to be sentenced by a judge, provide truthful testimony, produce documents and records, and appear before a grand jury and at other legal proceedings when called upon by federal prosecutors.
CNN has reached out to Jaar's attorney, Frank Schwartz, for comment.
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