졸리 저민, 29, 라고도 알려진 “Yonyon,” 리드 400 Mawozo 갱단이며 납치에 연루된 혐의로 연방 검찰에 의해 기소된 첫 번째 사람입니다.. He was extradited to the United States last week and faces separate firearms tracking 요금.
“This case shows that the Justice Department will be relentless in our efforts to track down anyone who kidnaps a U.S. citizen abroad,” 미국이 말했다. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement. “We will utilize the full reach of our law enforcement authorities to hold accountable anyone responsible for undermining the safety of Americans anywhere in the world.”
총 17 people – 12 adults and five minors –were kidnaped on Oct. 16, 2021 after visiting an orphanage in Ganthier, just outside the capital of Port-au-Prince. Aside from one Canadian citizen, the group comprised Americans.
Although he was imprisoned during the kidnappings, Germine directed the gang’s operations, which included ransom negotiations, according to an indictment. One of his goals was to get the Haitian government to release him from prison.
While in prison, Germine was in regular contact with the captors, 법무부가 말했다.
Twelve of the captive missionaries escaped during a daring overnight caper, eluding their kidnappers and walking for miles over difficult, moonlit terrain with an infant and other children in tow. The group navigated by stars to reach safety after a two-month kidnapping ordeal, according to officials with the Christian Aid Ministries, the Ohio-based agency that the missionaries work for.
Their captors initially demanded $ 1 million for each hostage, 검사는 말했다. It was not clear if any ransom was paid.
그만큼 12 hostages who escaped were flown to Florida on a U.S. Coast Guard flight, and later reunited with the five hostages who had been released earlier.
He is expected to appear in federal court Wednesday
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