Former CIA Chief Nabbed in Panama Returning to US

He was convicted in Italy for his role in "extraordinary rendition"


An ex-CIA station chief held in Panama after being convicted in Italy over the kidnap of a terror suspect is '"en route" to the US, officials say.

Former Milan station chief Robert Lady had been released and had boarded a US-bound flight, said American officials.

Lady was sentenced to nine years in jail for his involvement in the 2003 abduction of the man—an Egyptian cleric—in Milan.

The cleric, known as Abu Omar, was allegedly flown to Egypt and tortured.

In 2009, Lady was convicted in absentia with 22 other Americans for their role in his "extraordinary rendition".