It’s been more than 12 years since Robert Levinson disappeared from Kish Island in Iran.
Through its Rewards for Justice program, the State Department is now offering a reward of up to $20 million for information leading to his safe location, recovery, and return.
A retired FBI Special Agent, Mr. Levinson went missing during a business trip to Kish Island on March 9, 2007. Following his retirement in 1998, he had worked as a private investigator. Since his disappearance, his whereabouts and well-being have been unknown.
In a statement announcing the award, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Mr. Levinson “was taken hostage in Iran with the involvement of the Iranian regime,” and Secretary Pompeo noted that he “is the longest-held hostage in U.S. history.”
The Rewards for Justice Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of 150 million dollars to more than 100 people.
If you have information about Robert Levinson, please contact the nearest U.S embassy or consulate; the FBI; or email: info@rewards for justice.net. Absolute confidentiality is assured and relocation may be available.