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Did the revelations of Oriel Jean help or hurt Jean Dominique Case?

The revelations made by Oriel Jean on the assassination of Jean Dominique was shocking. There were many damaging revelations made by the deceased that are supposed to bring some lights into the case and eventually bring justice to Jean Dominique case. However, that is not the case. The decision of Guyler C. Delva to release the tape of the interview on this day, and under these circumstances left many with unanswered questions.

Oriel Jean who was the security chief for President Jean Bertrand Aristide from from 2001 to 2003 was assassinate by armed individuals on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 in Delmas. He is an ex convicted from US prison. Oriel was convicted to spend 30 years in US prison but managed to spend only three years after some inside deals with the US government.

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Oriel Jean got his house worth of $400,000 back on government deal

As usual, things are never that simple. We just learned that there was a deal between Oriel Jean and the government where his house was returned to him after being possessed by the government. The house is evaluated at $400,000 US.

According to Valery Numa of Radio Vision 2000. Oriel Jean spent prison time in the US as he ahs been singled out by the US government during his jod as the security chief for Jean Bertrand Aristide. He spent time in US Prison and was released after cooperating with the US government.

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Chief of presidential security for Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Oriel Jean, shot to death

Oriel Jean, former chief of presidential security for former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was shot and killed in Port-au-Prince on Monday, March 2, 2015. While investigations are still in their nascency, speculation has already arisen that his murder may have had something to do with the help he gave to the U.S. in the drug trafficking case against certain members of the Aristide administration, which resulted in him getting a lighter sentence and some fourteen people being arrested.

His job as head of Aristide's security lasted from 2001 to 2003. Jean was apprehended in Canada where he faced extradition to the United States after the ousting of Aristide. His possible jail time would have been up to twenty years in prison, but it was commuted to only three based on the evidence he gave for his "substantial assistance." This assistance was his testimony that a known Haitian druglord had received a security badge that gave him carte blanche to travel within the country at the status of a diplomat. Jean testified, however, that the former president had not been aware of his illicit dealings.

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Lavalas U.S. Implicated in Oriel Jean Death

Oriel Jean, head of the Special Unit for Guarding the National Palace, during former President Aristide's administration, fell prey to the U.S. government, who wanted him on drug-trafficking charges. It was rumored Jean had fled from Haiti to Canada to escape prosecution. Denying he was involved in drug-trafficking and money laundering he returned to Port-au-Prince. Asked for his resignation, he still remained part of Aristide's security behind the scenes.

Following Aristide's ouster, the Canadian Embassy promised Jean refuge, but reneged on its word, canceling his visa and arresting him. Jean requested the judge at his hearing to return him to Haiti. But before the judge could act on the request Washington sent an extradition request.

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