Wealthy kidnapper gets 18 years jail
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.