Underreported: Haitian Paramilitary Leader on Trial in New York

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Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, former leader of the Haitian paramilitary group FRAPH, went on trial earlier this week in New York. But he’s not being tried for his human rights violations – he’s on trial for mortgage fraud! After fleeing Haiti to avoid a warrant for his arrest, he lived a comfortable life in Queens as a mortgage broker. Jennie Green is Senior Attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which has sued Toto Constant on behalf of 3 women who survived FRAPH’s campaign of violence against women.