A Dominican Republic senator is being accused of profiting millions of dollars from post-earthquake Haiti reconstruction projects that he never completed has been sanctioned by the Trump administration for engaging in corrupt acts related to the rebuilding of Haiti following the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake.
Sen. Félix Ramon Bautista Rosario and five companies owned or controlled by him have been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury under the Global Magnitsky Act. This law allows the US government to administer visa bans and target financial sanctions against foreign individuals and entities responsible for committing human rights violations and or engaging in corrupt activity. As a result, any assets that Bautista owns within U.S. (it is not known if he owns any) jurisdiction will be blocked, and U.S. citizens are banned from doing business with him.
*Disclaimer, senator Félix Ramon Bautista Rosario is accused and has not been convicted, according to the law, one is innocent until proven guilty.