Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:10 am
Judge says US-based reporter defamed Haiti's PM
By JENNIFER KAYAssociated Press
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and South Florida businessman Patrice Baker sued Leo Joseph in Miami federal court in September over his reporting for the New York-based Haiti-Observateur.
U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro said in a Feb. 6 ruling that she agreed with Lamothe and Baker that Joseph had published false and malicious reports about Lamothe's role in the sale of Haitel.
Ungaro also prohibited Joseph from ever again writing about Lamothe or Baker in their professional, personal or political lives.