MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A former Haitian coup leader who is facing drug smuggling and money laundering conspiracy charges is expected to take a plea deal Monday in federal court in Miami.READ MORE: 'Zoom Fatigue': Spending Hours On Video Calls For Work Leading Many Into Virtual Funk
Guy Philippe will reportedly plead guilty to avoid a life sentence.READ MORE: Arrest Made In Deadly Davie Shooting
Philippe led a 2004 Haitian uprising that ousted then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. He was elected to the Haitian Senate in November but was arrested and brought to the U.S. in January before taking office.MORE NEWS: Parents Tied Up, Robbed During Armed Home Invasion, 5-Year Old Child Not Hurt
Philippe unsuccessfully claimed he was immune from U.S. charges as a senator.