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Italy: convicted ex-CIA chief detained in Panama

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:38 a.m. HST, Jul 18, 2013

ROME » The Italian justice ministry says a former CIA station chief who was convicted in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a street of Milan has been detained in Panama.

Robert Seldon Lady, the former Milan station chief, was sentenced by an Italian appeals court earlier this year in the extraordinary rendition case to nine years in prison after being tried in absentia in Italy.

The ministry said it didn't immediately have details on when or where in the Central American country Lady was detained.

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cojef wrote:
Cloak and dagger intrigue of yore, being played out today. This story has many unanswered questions, such as, if he was a former CIA station chief, why was our Government not involved. It stinks diplomatically, as well, a cover-up of foul deeds by the CIA not to surrender this individual if we had a valid extradition treaty with the Italians. Was he clandestinely allowed to escape officially and sent to Panama to hide? Was he still on the CIA payroll when caught? Did the CIA sell this individual down the road without him knowing how he got caught? It has all the elements from the CIA dirty tricks playbook.
on July 18,2013 | 08:03AM
scooters wrote:
Some one ratted him out..
on July 18,2013 | 08:08AM
krusha wrote:
Kinda reminds me of the Dog the Bounty Hunter story when he got arrested by the local authorities for capturing a fugitive in Mexico...
on July 18,2013 | 08:40AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Little different in that the CIA snatched this guy from the streets of Milan, the he ended up in Egypt where he was tortured, then he was later released without charges. Sounds to me like the dude retired to Panama but managed to get himself snagged by the cops there. He has nothing to complain though. Unlike the guy who he snatched he will get his day in court and i don't think the Italians will actually torture him.
on July 18,2013 | 10:02AM
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