During the afternoon of November 2, 2009, Patrick Elie explained the previous day’s maneuvers aimed at the arrest of Notaire Jean Henry Ceant in an effort to eliminate him as a potential presidential candidate. The launching of Aimer Haiti, a grassroots movement to help the Nation, was seen as a political front challenging Preval’s planned fraud for the next electoral cycle.
Preval believed he had neutralized all of the existing political parties. Victor Benoit, the perennial whore, had agreed to throw his weight behind Rene Preval, for another “thirty pieces of silver.” Preval said he would eliminate Lavalas within the next few weeks. He would create one huge political party that would be controlled by him.
There would be no opposition.
On November 1, 2009 Preval, and several of his associates, including Patrick Elie and Elizabeth Delatour, met with Justice Minister Exhume. They asked how the Ceant dossier was progressing. Preval was pressed for Jean-Henry Ceant’s immediate arrest in an effort to derail what Preval saw as a potential threat to his plan for control of the presidency in the coming elections. Ceant had just returned from a visit abroad. Some believed he had flown to see Jean-Bertrand Aristide to gain his support of a candidacy.
Exhume resisted, saying “We cannot send him a paper…..there isn’t enough evidence.”
Preval countered with a reminder about two men Exume had arrested two years before. Preval said they were jailed without any paperwork. Exume agreed that this had been done, but pointed out Ceant was a high-profile individual. Any move against him, unsupported by evidence, no matter how flimsy, was sure to bring disaster. Ceant had the support of certain embassies, Unite Nations, the business community and, more importantly, The Mob.
Patrick Elie and Elizabeth Dealtour joined Preval in the effort. They insisted Preval press to eliminate Ceant. Dealatour said Preval must “discourage him” by any means and suggested they “had fifteen days to accomplish this.”
Justice Minister Exume insisted that he didn’t know how this could be done. Exume was reminded of his major role in the Port-de-Paix scandal, involving the DEA, several hundred kilos of cocaine, a missing 20 million dollars, murders, an American registered helicopter that exploded in mid-air, Monica Pierre, girlfriend of Gonaive’s police chief…who was assassinated by people driving a car bearing Senator Lambert’s government license plate, the fact that President Preval had spent three hours with the Gonaives police chief, immediately after the killing…… and the $500,000 Exume had been paid to bury the dossier.
Exume promised to consider the situation.
Someone mentioned the fact that Claudi Gassant was to be appointed Secretary of State of the Parquet (court) the following day. Perhaps he could be the weapon to eliminate Ceant from the game. After all, he had acted for Preval in neutralizing the business community, some time before, with a series of arrests, threatened arrests and simple blackmail some months before. Two of the Brandt’s had been arrested and held under humiliating circumstances, sending a message to those who might resist the democratically elected Dictator Preval.
Preval hopes to “convoke” Ceant a few times, arresting him for retention in the Parquet for a few days at a time, just to make things awkward, and send a message to others.
Murder is not a word that is unfamiliar to Preval who has overseen a number of eliminations that saw potential competitors removed from the game. Mireille Durocher-Bertin, and Jean Dominique are two prominent Haitians who were murdered with Preval’s pre-knowledge.
The fact that Jean Dominique was one of Preval’s best friends…… and he, Preval, did nothing to stop the killing, suggests that Ceant should take precautionary steps. Preval did save Michele Montas, Dominique’s wife, and a Preval mistress, ex-spokeperson for UN Secretary General Ban. On the morning of the planned assassination he called Montas and asked her to stay at home. He said he had something he wanted to talk to her about.
She remained at home.
Jean Dominique drove off to his destiny.