Justice Department officials revealed on Tuesday that US police have detained four further suspects in the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, including the owner of a Miami-area security firm that employed ex-Colombian soldiers for the assignment.
Antonio “Tony” Intriago, the proprietor of CTU Security, is charged, along with company representative Arcangel Pretel Ortiz, with conspiracy to assassinate or kidnap a person outside the United States.
US billionaire Walter Veintemilla of Florida is suspected of supporting the scheme. Frederick Joseph Bergmann Jr. is charged with smuggling merchandise.
Former Colombian troops employed by the CTU are among the suspects in the July 2021 assassination. Although CTU is accused of orchestrating the mission, its motivations and eventual perpetrators remain unknown.
Martine Moïse, who was shot during the attack but survived, requested for the creation of a special UN tribunal to probe the assassination earlier this month, stating that the investigation had been stalled for 19 months.
She stated, “The killers are out there,”
Attorney Tama Kudman informed the Associated Press that Veintemilla would plead not guilty to both allegations.