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Ex-DEA Informant Awarded $1.1 Million

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A federal judge has awarded $1.1 million in damages to a former undercover DEA informant who was kidnapped in Colombia and held captive for more than three months, the Legal Times reported.

The Legal Times reports that a U.S. Court of Federal Claims said the informant, identified in court papers as “The Princess,” “demonstrated that [the DEA’s] breach of contract was a substantial factor in causing the Princess’ kidnapping and captivity, and triggering her multiple sclerosis.”

The informant claimed in a suit that the DEA violated its implied-in-fact contract when it failed to prevent her from being kidnapped and held captive for more than three months, the Legal Times reported.

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