Haitian police officers circulate outside the Taiwanese Embassy, where some of the president’s alleged assassins hid.
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James Solages, one of the two Haitian-Americans charged in the assassination of the president of Haiti, Jovenal Moïse, requested a protection order in 2020 against a couple of neighbors who allegedly harassed him with racist offenses in the complex where he lived in Lauderhill, outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Case documents in the possession of the Daily Mail indicate that Solages, 35, indicate that the argument began when an elderly couple accused him of stealing the parking space and alerted security employees.
Notes on your door with alleged racist insults
Solages refused to move the car and later found notes on his door with racist insults.
“You, monkey, you’re a piece of shit **,” read one of the messages according to the Solages complaint filed in June 2020.
Other papers read: “Haitian Negro (‘nigger’ ‘)” and “You’re going to go bankrupt, jump off my beautiful building, nobody wants you to rent on the balcony.
The protective order against “Jane” and “John Doe” accuses these neighbors of harassment and claims that the abuse he received made him fear for his life.
The judge granted a temporary protection order against the neighbor. However, a month later, it was dismissed since Solages did not present enough evidence to support his allegations.
Solages ran an NGO from Florida for poor children in Haiti
The Miami Herald newspaper reported Thursday that the alleged mercenary attended high school in Fort Lauderdale, worked as a maintenance worker at a building in Lantana and ran a small non-profit organization to raise funds for children in need in the Haitian city. Jacmel, where he would have been born.
His LinkedIn profile indicates that he has an undergraduate degree in information technology and is licensed as a private investigator in Florida.
A decade ago Solages worked as a security guard in a company linked to the Canadian embassy in Port-au-Prince.
Solages is one of the 20 arrested for being part of an armed command of 28 subjects that attacked Moïse’s residence early Wednesday morning.
In the ambush, the president was assassinated and his wife Martina was seriously injured. Precisely, the woman receives treatment at the Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Vincent Joseph, 55, is the other Haitian-American who participated in the attack.
After his arrest, Solages allegedly alleged to the authorities that he believed he had been hired as a translator for a mission to arrest Moïse, not to execute him.