RealNews

Angola Man Gets 24 Years for Kidnapping

A man convicted for his role in the 1990 kidnapping of an American in Angola was sentenced Friday to more than 24 years behind bars. The prison sentence for Artur Tchibassa of 24 years and five months was the most severe under federal guidelines, noted U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan. “I hope it serves as notice to others who would harm American citizens abroad,” he said. Last September, a federal jury found 47-year-old Tchibassa guilty of taking a hostage and conspiracy in the 1990 kidnapping of Brent A. Swan, an aircraft technician under contract with a unit of Chevron Petroleum Overseas Petroleum Inc. Swan was taken captive by a paramilitary group and held for two months in the Angolan province of Cabinda until Chevron paid the group a ransom of humanitarian aid, vehicles and office equipment in exchange for Swan. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.