Crime

Brandt Cousin: Right now only rumors

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "As of today everything is rumors," Cedric Brandt said about the arrest of his cousin, a businessman named Clifford. Brandt said the family is praying for his cousin and is happy that the Moscoso's were returned to their parents.

ADVERTISEMENT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "As of today everything is rumors," Cedric Brandt said about the arrest of his cousin, a businessman named Clifford. Brandt said the family is praying for his cousin and is happy that the Moscoso's were returned to their parents.

"Some say other people are involved but nothing is confirmed..." Brandt messaged DH noting that it is an investigation that is constantly evolving.

Cedric says Clifford is a cousin, his father is Gregory Brandt who was featured on Foreign Policy magazine Haiti's 1 Percent. But the young Brandt said the relationship between the family and his cousin Clifford had become estranged.

Clifford has been cooperating with police even taking them to where the two kidnapped victims were being held.

"As a cousin today we are happy that the Moscoso parents were able to get their kids and we are praying now mostly for Clifford's parents who are suffering a lot," he concluded in a statement.

Police say the kidnappers requested $2.6 million for the release of Coralie, 23, and Nicolas, 24, Moscoso who were picked up on Bourdon Road. The police call it "enlevman" and defense lawyer Calixte Delatour said there exists a difference between "ènlevman" and kidnapping.

Book reviews

Haiti Noir

Book Review

The anthology edited by Edwidge Danticat puts a uniquely Haitian spin on the crime genre

"Danticat has succeeded in assembling a group portrait of Haitian culture and resilience that is cause for celebration." - Publishers Weekly