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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTSOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No. 09-21010-CR-JEM(s)(s)
18 U.S.C. j 37115 U.S.C. j 78dd-2(a)18 U.S.C. j 218 U.S.C. j 1956(h)
18 U.S.C. j 1956(a)(1)(B)(i)
18 U.S.C. j 981(a)(1)(c)
18 U.S.C. j 982(a)(1)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
VS.
WASHINGTON VASCONEZ CRUZ
,ECILIA ZURITA
,
AMADEUS RICHE ,S
CINERGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS
,
INC..PATRICKJOSEPH,JEAN RENE DUPERVAL
,
and
MARGUERITE GRANDISON
,
Defendants.
/
SECOND SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT
The Grand Jury charges that:At all times relevant to this Second Superseding Indictment
,
unless otherwise specifed:
GENERAL ALLEGATIONSLegal Background
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977
,
as amended, 15 U.S.C. j 78dd-l, et
seq. ('1FCPA''), prohibited certain classes of persons and entities from corruptly making payment
s
to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business.Specifically, the FCPA
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JAN 19, 2012
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prohibited certain corporations andindividuals f
rom willfully making use of any means orinstrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of an offer
,
payment, promise to pay,
or authorization of the payment of money or anythingof value to any person
,
while knowing that a1lor a portion of such money or thing of value would be offered, given
,
or promised, directly orindirectly, to a foreign oftkial to intluence the foreign ofscial in his or her official capacity
,
induce
the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty
,
or secure any
improper advantage in order to assist in obtaini
ng or retaining business for or with
,
or directing
business to, any person
.
The Republic of Haiti's Penal Code Article 140 prohibited persons from corruptingor attempting to corrupt by promises
,
offers, gifts, or presents
,
an official, agent, or officer holding
a position in any administrative
,
judicial, or military public authority, in order to obtain a favorable
opinion; records, statements
,
certiticates or assessments contrary to the truth; orpositions,
employment, adjudications, undertakings or other benefits of any type; or any other acti
on by the
department of the official
,
agent or officer. The Republic of Haiti's Penal Code Article 137prohibited any administrative
,
judicial, or military public official or any agent or offcer of a public
authority from accepting offers or promises or receiving gifts of promises to pe
rform an action as
a function of his position or his job, even one that is irmocent but not subject to the payment of
salaly.
Entities and lndividuals
Haiti Teleco and Haitian Oycials
Telecommunications D'Haiti (çtl-laiti Teleco'') was the Republic of Haiti's state
owned national telecommunications company
.
Haiti Teleco was the only provider of non-cellular
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telephone service to and from Haiti
.
Variousintemational telecommunications
companies
contracted with Haiti Teleco to allow those compani
es' customers to make calls to Haiti
.
These
telecommunications companies would pay Haiti Teleco a set rate for each minute of telephone c
alls
to Haiti.
From in or around March 2001
,
to in or around June 2003
,
defendant PATRICKJOSEPH was the Director General of Haiti Teleco. In this position
,
PATRICK JOSEPH hadoverall responsibility for Haiti Teleco and its relati
onships with international telecommunications
companies, including Uniplex Telecom Technologies
,
lnc., CINERGY
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
,
INC., and Terra Telecommunications Corp
.
lt was PATRICK
JOSEPH'S responsibility to set tht Haiti Teleco rate for land line telecommunications
,
along withthe Board of Directors of Haiti Teleco
,
and to negotiate and sign contracts with telecommunic
ations
carriers. During his tenure at Haiti Teleco
,
PATRICK JOSEPH was a 'çforeign official'' as thatterm is defined in the FCPA
,
15 U.S.C. j 78dd-2(h)(2).
5. From in or arotmd July 2001
,
to in or around April 2003
,
Robert Antoine was the
Director of International Relations of Haiti Teleco
.
In this position, it was Antoine's responsibility
to administer contracts with intemational telecommunications companies on beh
alf of Haiti Teleco
,
including Uniplex Telecom Technologies
,
lnc., CINERGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS
,
lNC.,
and Terra Telecommunications Corp
.
During his tenure at Haiti Teleco
,
Antoine was a itforeign
official'' as that term is defined in the FCPA
,
15 U.S.C, j 78dd-2(h)(2).
6. From in or around June 2003
,
to in or around April 2004
,
defendant JEAN RENE
DUPERVAL was the Director of International Relations of Haiti Teleco
.
Similarto his predecessorRobert Antoine, it was DUPERVAL'S responsibility to administer contracts with international
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