A convicted opioid-dealing doctor who jumped bond right before her sentencing in federal court and fled to Haiti is back in Miami.
Dr. Jeanne Germeil appeared before U.S. Magistrate Jonathan Goodman on Monday. She was denied bond, and remains jailed until her sentencing on 11 out of 16 counts of distributing a controlled substance. Each count carries a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Germeil, who ran a family practice and pain-management clinic in North Miami Beach, was flown back to the United States on Friday after she and her husband, Jean Rene Foureau, were arrested by Haiti National Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in Port Salut, a seaside town in southwestern Haiti, on July 18..
At the time of their arrest, the couple was enjoying a day at the beach. Germeil, according to Haitian police, was going under the name Lacretia Roquel Pratt. Foureau has not been charged and was eventually released by police.
During her court appearance, a shaven-headed Germeil smiled and at times giggled as Goodman asked questions of other federal detainees who were being arraigned. Her attorney, Daniel Ecarius, a public defender, said he doesn’t know when she will be sentenced. Continue reading