Department of Justice Sentencing July 30, 2010
Juan Diaz was sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiracy in a bribery scheme involving Florida-based telecommunications companies and Haiti’s state-owned national telecommunications company. Diaz also was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term, pay $73,824 in restitution, and forfeit $1,028.851. On May 15, 2009, Diaz, a Miami businessman and operator of J.D. Locator Services, Inc., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and money laundering by making corrupt payments to secure business for three Florida-based telecommunications companies from Haiti’s state-owned telecommunication company, Telecommunications D’Haiti. Diaz paid and concealed $1,028,851 in bribes to former Haitian government officials, in part by laundering the funds through his company, J.D. Locator Services, Inc. One former Haitian official, Robert Antoine, admitted his acceptance of the bribes and pled guilty on March 12, 2010, to money laundering conspiracy.