Bolivia: Mystery as to how U.S. businessman escaped house arrest, arrives in U.S.

Posted on December 18, 2013 • Filed under: Bolivia, Crime, United States (AP) reported that little is being revealed about Jacob Ostreicher’s flight from house arrest in Bolivia and into the care of actor-activist Sean Penn.

The New York businessman arrived in the U.S. on Monday after an ordeal that began more than two years ago when he was detained as part of a money laundering probe into a rice-growing venture. His Orthodox Jewish family, associates in Bolivia and the State Department are all expressing a mixture of relief and surprise, and not much else. Read Article

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