Onetime Haitian kingpin Jacques Ketant to be freed from prison after helping feds in Miami

April 20, 2015 3:47 PM

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Onetime Haitian kingpin Jacques Ketant to be freed from prison after helping feds in Miami

A onetime Haitian cocaine kingpin who had accused former President Jean Bertrand Aristide of accepting drug-related bribes will soon be released from a U.S. prison after helping prosecutors convict a dozen fellow traffickers, government officials and police officers in a long-running case that exposed Haiti as a “narco-state.”

Beaudouin “Jacques” Ketant saw his 27-year sentence chopped in half on Friday by a federal judge after the U.S. attorney's office in Miami recommended that reduction because of his “substantial assistance” as a witness in other successful prosecutions.

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