Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lawyer: Jailed U.S. man to be released in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — An American jailed nearly two years on money-laundering and drug charges will be freed after a court unanimously upheld his appeal, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Attorney Fabbrith Gomez said the appeals court vacated the charges against Jason Puracal, 35, of Tacoma, Wash., and ordered him released immediately.

"We are happy, everyone that worked for this is happy," he said.

Gomez said it could be hours or days before Puracal is released from the prison outside Managua, the capital.

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