Sean Penn Can Help You Escape Bolivia

Submitted by hart20 on December 18th, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Currently stuck in Bolivia? Sean Penn can help you out with that:

It's a smoke and mirrors saga fit for Hollywood, complete with a major movie star, murky reports of a kidnapping and an American fugitive sneaking across the border of a nation unfriendly to the U.S.

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 jailed as part of a money laundering probe into a rice-growing venture.

No one is saying how the 54-year-old fled, or who helped him.

"You'll never find out," Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, said Tuesday. If the U.S. was involved, "it was done through layers and layers of cover," he said.

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/yorker-39-escape-bolivia-still-mystery-050352524.html

Not OT, because Bolivia, obviously.

Comments

Naked Bootlegger

December 18th, 2013 at 12:32 PM ^

Between profitgoblue's legal representation and Sean Penn's international relations skills, I think we found our MGoBolivian version of Harriet Tubman.   Dudes can get anyone out of Bolivian shackles.