Giving "The Devil" His Due
April 27, 2011 8:53 AM   Subscribe

Emmanuel "Toto" Constant led a paramilitary organization called FRAPH that terrorized Haiti after the overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. When FRAPH's fortunes declined, Toto mysteriously appeared in New York City, where he was scorned by the Haitian community. Justice eventually caught up to Toto, who is now imprisoned in New York state. posted by reenum (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Huh, he went to jail for mortgage fraud. I didn't know that! Thanks for the update.
posted by yarly at 9:10 AM on April 27, 2011

There seems a lot of play about him being a CIA asset, but the wiki link implies he was an informant (though knew information to get out of INS via Clinton)..

For other banana dictators, the US had United Fruit/anti-commie/leftist in mind to overthrow governments. I don't see any of those factors in Hati .. So I'm curious what the CIAs interest in Hati would be ..
posted by k5.user at 9:18 AM on April 27, 2011

Obligatory: Toto, you're not in Kansas anymore.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:30 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

I miss the reigns down in A-frica...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:24 AM on April 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm assuming we all know Haiti is not in Africa. But Toto jokes are few and far between so all is forgiven.

He's lucky Doakes didn't catch him.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 2:55 PM on April 27, 2011

Yeah - It didn't actually occur to me that anyone would link the two. It was just the first Toto song that came to mind.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:10 PM on April 27, 2011

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