Report: Police arrest man who met poisoned spy

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December 24, 2006 16:20

 
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Police on Sunday arrested an Italian man who met with a former Russian spy the day the Russian fell ill from poisoning, news agencies reported. Mario Scaramella was arrested in Naples after returning from London, the ANSA and Apcom agencies reported. Rome prosecutors have been investigating Scaramella for violating secrets and possible arms trafficking. Scaramella met with Alexander Litvinenko at a London sushi bar on November 1, the day the former KGB agent fell ill. Litvinenko died on November 23.

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