Department of Justice Sentencing June 1, 2010

Robert Antoine, a former official of the Republic of Haiti’s state-owned national telecommunications company, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for his part in a money-laundering conspiracy in connection with a foreign bribery scheme involving Antoine and Floridabased telecommunications companies. Antoine was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release  following his prison term, to pay $1,852,209 in restitution, and to forfeit $1,580,771. Antoine pleaded guilty on March 12, 2010, to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Antoine had pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from three Florida-based telecommunications companies and laundering the funds through intermediary companies. Others charged in connection with this matter included executives of the U.S. companies and other former Haiti officials.