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Haiti Police Chief Leon Charles addresses the press. (Via France24)

UPDATE — Feb. 9, 2023: In a Feb. 7, 2023 email to The Haitian Times, Dimitri Vorbe said he does not know James Solages and Solages has never worked for him nor his company. 

“I have never met him and never had any conversation or contact with him,” Vorbe wrote. “I’m glad he's under custody. This shall help us know the truth and who is behind all these lies.”

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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at sam@haitiantimes.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.