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Federal Agents Serve Florida Search Warrants Related To Assassination Of Haiti’s President Moïse

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A presidential guard gestures on Wednesday at the entrance to the Port-au-Prince home of President Jovenel Moise, who was assassinated by gunmen there earlier in the morning.

Dozens of federal agents fanned out across South Florida Tuesday to carry out the first search warrants related to the assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, focusing on two local businessmen that Haitian authorities suspect funded and trained the group of Colombians and others implicated in his killing.

Teams of FBI and Homeland Security Investigations agents zeroed in on five locations in Doral, Westchester and Weston in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to gather financial records and other documents as part of a federal investigation into whether they knowingly played a supportive role in Moïse’s death at his home on July 7.

The federal investigation, run by the counter-terrorism section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, is trying determine whether the local businesses conspired to provide “material support” that resulted in the killing of Moïse or any other lesser crimes such as export violations, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.