Monday, April 21, 2014   

Bolivia's Morales says fugitive American fleeing crimes
(12-24 09:59)

Bolivian President Evo Morales said a US businessman's decision to flee the South American nation was tantamount to admitting to the money laundering crimes he was being investigated for.
Morales, in his first remarks since Jacob Ostreicher, an Orthodox Jew, fled Bolivia last week, did not say whether he would seek the New York businessman's extradition or retaliate against the United States for any role it may have played in his flight.
“From the moment he fled he's a confessed delinquent because why would anyone escape if they didn't commit a crime?'' Morales told reporters on Monday.
Ostreicher has not surfaced since he left Bolivia with actor Sean Penn's support.
He was under house arrest when he fled as part of a three-year money laundering probe into a rice-growing venture he managed. –AP

   
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