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Vitel’Homme Innocent Reward Poster (Accessible – English) [121 KB]
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For more information please see U.S. Department of State Announces Reward Offers for Information Leading to the Arrests and/or Convictions of Three Haitian Gang Leaders


NAME: Vitel’Homme Innocent
DOB:  March 27, 1986
POB:  Haiti
HEIGHT: Unknown
WEIGHT: Unknown

Vitel’Homme Innocent was a senior leader of the Kraze Barye Gang located in Torcelle and Tabarre, Haiti. Beginning in at least July 2021, Vitel’Homme formed an agreement with the senior leader of the 400 Mawozo gang, Joly Germine, to have their respective gangs work cooperatively in the Croix-des-Bouquets area. Vitel’Homme and Germine allegedly agreed to share profits regarding crimes committed together by their gangs. Vitel’Homme was in regular contact with Germine by cellular phone.

Innocent was identified as one of the leaders who was allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to execute the October 16, 2021 kidnapping of 16 U.S. Christian missionaries and one Canadian missionary and hold them for ransom. At the time of their abduction, the victims were traveling by bus on a public road through Croix-des-Bouquets. The kidnapping victims of the missionary group included 12 adults along with 5 children.

During the kidnapping of the missionaries, Vitel’Homme allegedly assisted the 400 Mawozo gang by providing weapons, making ransom demands, and serving as a bodyguard for the leader of 400 Mawozo in Croix-des-Bouquets.

In July 2022, Innocent was indicted for 16 counts of Hostage Taking (one for each U.S. citizen victim) and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Hostage taking, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1203(a) and 2.

The U.S. Department of State is offering a REWARD OF UP TO $1 MILLION for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Vitel’Homme Innocent.

All information should be reported to the FBI at + 305-495-0956 via WhatsApp, or online at If you are located outside of the United States, you may also visit the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. If in the United States, you can also contact the local FBI office in your city.


Government officials and employees are not eligible for rewards.

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