The Florida Connection: Unraveling the Assassination Plot of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Arcangel Pretel standing in front of the ‘Wall of Honor’ in Concourse D at Miami International Airport. The black granite monument honors the names of fallen law enforcement officers from South Florida who lost their lives in the global war on terrorism.

By Kneeland O’Shaughnessy

Miami, Florida — The sun-drenched streets of Miami, known for their vibrant culture and palm-fringed boulevards, harbored a chilling secret: a conspiracy that would reverberate across nations and alter Haiti’s destiny forever. In the heart of this bustling city, a web of intrigue unfolded, ensnaring men from different corners of the globe.

The Accused

Among those detained and indicted by a federal grand jury in South Florida, were Antonio Intriago, a Venezuelan American, and Arcángel Pretel Ortiz, a Colombian living in the United States. Prosecutors say the two men owned CTU and helped organize the plot to murder the Haitian leader. These Four men whose paths were converging in the Magic City, now stood accused:

  1. Arcangel Pretel Ortiz (Colombian national and U.S. permanent resident)
  2. Antonio Intriago (U.S. citizen) and originally from Venezuela
  3. Walter Veintemilla (U.S. citizen)
  4. Frederick Bergmann (U.S. citizen)

These individuals allegedly conspired to assassinate Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and replace him with Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a former Haitian Supreme Court judge. Their motives intertwined power, wealth, and treachery.

The Plot Unfolds

The plan initially aimed to detain President Moïse, whisk him away on a plane, and relocate him to an undisclosed location. But the plot crumbled—the suspects couldn’t secure a plane or sufficient weapons. Instead, Moïse was shot twelve times in his home near Port-au-Prince on July 7, 2021.

Financial Stakes and Co-Conspirators

The team of Colombian security contractors hired by CTU Federal Academy in Haiti prior to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. The are wearing uniforms provided by CTU. Credit: Jose Espinosa.
Investigators believe that Worldwide Capital Lending Group, Worldwide Mortgage Lending Group, WWIDG, Ultimate Insurance Group financed the $30 Million needed to finance the assassination.
Iván Duque, President of Colombia, with Antonio Intriago.
Antonio Intriago submitted this photo as part of his application for a security officer license in Florida in May 2015. Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Office of Licensing.

Ortiz and Intriago owned a company called Counter Terrorist Unit Security (CTU). Veintemilla, linked to Worldwide Capital Lending Group, agreed to fund the coup d’état. Bergmann, with personal ties to Sanon, falsified export documentation for CTU-branded ballistic vests.

Martine Moïse and the Shifting Allegiances

Martine Moïse, the widow, faced scrutiny. Her statements raised eyebrows—contradictions and inconsistencies clouded her account of the assassination. She survived the brutal attack, but questions lingered. Why did she shift support from Sanon to a former Haitian Supreme Court judge?

Indictment written by Judge Walter Wesser Voltaire

Justice in the Sunshine State

With these arrests, a total of eleven people face charges in the Southern District of Florida. The courtroom drama unfolds, revealing layers of betrayal, ambition, and desperation. As the accused await trial, Haiti’s resilience hangs in the balance, and the world watches.

Note: This article is based on factual events and ongoing investigations. The truth may yet reveal more startling revelations.