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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.

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Guy Philippe will reportedly plead guilty to avoid a life sentence.

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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.

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Philippe unsuccessfully claimed he was immune from U.S. charges as a senator.