The newly unsealed Indictment also names the FARC's overall "military" commander, Jorge Briceno Suarez , aka "Mono Jojoy" for his role in the hostage taking of the three Americans. A proof of life video of the three Americans released by the FARC in 2003 shows defendant Mono Jojoy telling the Americans that they are "prisoners...in the power of the FARC," and that the governments of the United States and Colombia have "abandoned and forgotten you."
The United States government, through the Rewards for Justice Program of the Department of State, is offering a reward of up to
The Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program has been employed worldwide to fight terrorism. Since the program's inception in 1984, the United States has paid more than
Both indictments announced today were the result of an investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Miami Field Office and are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Kohl of the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Columbia , with the support of the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice