Former Marine gets prison time for smuggling guns to Haiti

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A former U.S. Marine found guilty of conspiracy to illegally export and smuggle firearms and controlled equipment from the U.S. to Haiti has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh says 34-year-old Jacques Yves Sebastien Duroseau was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh.

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Prosecutors alleged that Duroseau smuggled the weapons to train Haiti’s army in foreign armed conflict.

They also said Duroseau and a co-conspirator impersonated high ranking military officers, pretending to be on military business so they could illegally move eight firearms by commercial aircraft to Haiti.