U.S. Prosecutors charged a businessman over his alleged participation in a scheme to bribe senior Haiti government officials in connection with a planned $84 million port project.
The charges against Roger Richard Boncy, a dual U.S.-Haitian citizen living in Madrid, Spain, come in a superseding indictment filed in Massachusetts federal court in which he and a co-conspirator, Joseph Baptiste, allegedly solicited bribes from undercover agents posing as potential investors in a proposed project to develop a port in Haiti.
The case is notable because it involved the use of a Sting Operation, a rarity in U.S. anti-bribery enforcement. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bars the use of bribes to foreign officials to get or keep business. When a criminal complaint was unsealed in the case against Mr. Baptiste, that it was one of only a few occurrences of a sting operation in an FCPA prosecution, experts told The Wall Street Journal in 2017.
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