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US drops retrial in Haiti bribery case, citing text message about recorded meeting

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 28 Jun 2022 18:16
  • 28 Jun 2022 18:21
US prosecutors dropped an attempt to retry a retired US Army colonel and a businessman after unearthing “contemporaneous communications” about a 2015 phone call between the businessman and an undercover agent concerning purported payments to Haitian government officials.
The messages, shared June 23 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, weren't

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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