Fransesco Pazienza

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Person.png Fransesco Pazienza  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(spook, businessman)
Fransesco Pazienza.jpg
Monteparano, Italy
Alma materUniversity of Rome

Francesco Pazienza is an Italian spook convicted of involvement in the in the Banco Ambrosiano.


He worked as a business consultant in France during the 1970s.

He was a friend of Michael Ledeen.[citation needed]

Legal status

As of April 2007, he has been paroled to the community of Lerici,[1] after serving many years in prison, including a 1993 conviction due to his role in the Banco Ambrosiano scandal,[2] and a 1982 conviction for mishandling state secrets.[3]

Extradition to Italy

A first extradition request from Italy was handed to the U.S. government in 1984, but Pazienza was not yet arrested. His arrest come only on March 4, 1985.


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