Skip to comments.Italian Who Met Poisoned Spy Is Arrested
Posted on 12/24/2006 5:55:01 PM PST by jmcenanly
ROME - An Italian who met with an ex-KGB agent the day the Russian fell fatally ill from radiation poisoning was arrested on Sunday, the man's father said.
The accusations against Mario Scaramella _ international arms trafficking and slander _ were not believed to be directly related to the investigation into the poisoning death of Alexander Litvinenko.
Scaramella, who is the first person connected to the poisoning case to be arrested, met Litvinenko at a London sushi bar on Nov. 1, the day the former KGB agent fell ill. Litvinenko died of poisoning from radioactive polonium-210 on Nov. 23.
The Italian's father, Amedeo Scaramella, said his son was arrested in Naples after returning from London. Rome prosecutors have accused him of international arms trafficking and slander, and he was being taken to Rome, according to his father.
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They are, just not quite "directly" as one might otherwise assume.
Russian Mafia meets Italian Mafia?