MIAMI - U.S. prosecutors have filed new charges in an investigation of a bribery scheme involving former Haitian government officials and Florida telecommunications executives.
U.S. authorities say from 2001 through 2006, a Miami-Dade County company paid more than $1.4 million to shell companies to be used for bribes to officials at Haiti's state-owned Haiti Teleco.
Two former Haiti Teleco officials, two executives from a different Miami-Dade telecom company and the president of a consulting firm were indicted in the scheme in 2009.
One of the officials pleaded guilty last year to receiving more than $1 million in bribes and was sentenced to 48 months in prison. A superseding indictment filed Wednesday in Miami federal court adds charges against the other.
A third former Haiti Teleco official now also is charged.
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