The Department of Justice made an announcement today involving a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case involving Fourcand Enterprises.
According to the criminal information filed on Feb. 1, 2010, Jean Fourcand, 62, of Miami, was the president and director of Fourcand Enterprises Inc. In pleading guilty, Fourcand admitted that he received funds between November 2001 and August 2002 originating from U.S. telecommunications companies for the benefit of an official of the Republic of Haiti’s state-owned national telecommunications company, Telecommunications D’Haiti (Haiti Teleco). Fourcand admitted during his guilty plea that some of these funds were received from an intermediary company, J.D. Locator Services Inc. Juan Diaz, the president of J.D. Locator, pleaded guilty on May 15, 2009, to conspiracy to commit violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and money laundering. Fourcand also admitted that Robert Antoine, the former director of international relations at Haiti Teleco, was the recipient of the bribes.