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Former informant suing US for abandoning her

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A former confidential informant working for the United States in Colombia claims in a lawsuit that the U.S. government abandoned her when she got into legal trouble for her undercover operations.

Astrid Hurtado says she wound up spending three years in a Colombian jail. She is seeking $15 million in damages.

The 52-year-old Hurtado worked for a U.S. task force investigating money laundering. She now lives in Florida.

A 2006 U.S. government document says Hurtado's work led to the investigation, prosecution and guilty pleas of three people on drug-money-laundering charges.

According to her lawsuit, the U.S. government didn't come to her aid after she was arrested in Colombia. The Justice Department has asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

No one from the U.S. government would comment on the lawsuit.

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