Exclusive Interview with Imprisoned American Citizen in Nicaragua


August 11, 2011
For Immediate Release

Contact: Stephanie Starr
(206) 726-7000

SEATTLE, WA - Jason Puracal, a 34-year old Tacoma native and University of Washington graduate, is currently on trial in a Nicaraguan court on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering. 97.3 KIRO FM Reporter, Brandi Kruse, traveled to Nicaragua for an exclusive interview with Puracal who maintains his innocence after nearly ten months of imprisonment in a maximum security prison.

Kruse visited with Puracal, who joined the Peace Corps in 2002 and served in Central America where he eventually met his future wife, to understand why he thinks he was imprisoned, the effect on his family and whether he will return to the United States if he is found ‘Not Guilty.' If convicted, Puracal faces 30-years behind bars in a country that gave him a new life; and then took it all away.

The exclusive interview, a photo gallery timeline of Puracal and a five minute exclusive video interview can be found at MyNorthwest.com with extensive on-air coverage on 97.3 KIRO FM.

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