Investigators are looking into whether any US laws were broken in the violent murder of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, a Justice Department spokesman said on Monday.
The US is on the ground to help Haiti with its probe into Moïse’s assassination, which has plunged the Carribbean nation into political disarray.
“An initial assessment has been conducted in Haiti by senior U.S. officials,” spokesman Anthony Coley said in a statement.
“The department will continue to support the Haitian government in its review of the facts and circumstances surrounding this heinous attack,” Coley added.
“The department will also investigate whether there were any violations of U.S. criminal law in connection with this matter.”
Christain Emmanuel Sanon, a high-profile doctor from Florida, has been implicated in the assassination plot and two other Haitian-Americans are part of a crew accused of gunning down Moïse and injuring his wife in a raid last week.
Haitian police claim there were as many as 26