This, Juan Pablo Montoya doesn’t need. On the eve of his first Chase for the Cup, the Miami newspaper El Nuevo Herald reports that John Freydell, Montoya’s father-in-law, is a fugitive who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. The charges were filed in 1994. Freydell, an industrialist, is the father of Connie Freydell, Montoya’s wife. The story surfaced in Colombia after Freydell recently went on the radio to defend himself against accusations that he funded the assassination of a presidential candidate in 1989, as well as an airline bombing. Freydell denied the claims and said he is the victim of extortion.

Suegro de Montoya es profugo de la justicia (El Nuevo Herald) (Translated page)

Colombian NASCAR driver’s father a fugitive (Colombia Reports)