Wealthy kid­nap­per gets 18 years jail

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Three mem­bers of an al­leged kid­nap­ping ring were con­victed by a Haitian court on Septem­ber 13 in a case that stunned the na­tion be­cause one sus­pect was from a wealthy, prom­i­nent fam­ily. Clif­ford Brandt, now 45, was ar­rested in Oc­to­ber 2012 as part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the kid­nap­ping of two chil­dren of a well-to-do Haitian busi­ness­man. Brandt, also a busi­ness­man, per­son­ally led in­ves­ti­ga­tors to where the kid­napped vic­tims were be­ing held. Brandt said he com­mit­ted the crime out of ha­tred for their fa­ther, a ri­val.

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