1/9/2019 – The Washington Post
In February 2010, Cristian Rodriguez showed up at a Manhattan hotel expecting to attend a business meeting of sorts.
An information technology expert living in Colombia, he had previously set up an encrypted communications system for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, making it impossible for law enforcement to eavesdrop on phone calls placed by the alleged leader of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel.
Joining him in New York was a potential client who needed a similar system for his own shadowy crime syndicate — or so Rodriguez thought.
In fact, the man — who posed as a Russian mobster, according to the New York Times — was actually an undercover agent.