FREDERIC J. FROMMER AP A former confidential informant working for the United States in Colombia claims in a lawsuit that the U.S. government abandoned her when she got into legal trouble for her undercover operations, and she wound up spending three years in a Colombian jail. Astrid Hurtado is seeking $15 million in damages. Hurtado, 52, first worked as an informant for the Internal Revenue Service in 1997-1998, then for the "El Dorado Task Force," a premier U.S. government unit established by the then-U.S. Customs Service to investigate money laundering. Her job was to impersonate a money launderer in Colombia and provide information to the U.S. In return, she received a percentage of money seized by the United States. to read more click here: AP
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