was the second-highest ranking officer of Sismi
, the military intelligence agency of Italy Wilkinson, T. (2006). The Los Angeles Times
, July 7, 2006 until his 5 July 2006 arrest for his participation in the kidnapping of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr
(the Imam Rapito
case).Stewart, Phil and Massimiliano Di Giorgio. , Reuters
. 5 July 2006. He was then indicted a second time on December 13, 2006, for his role in the SISMI-Telecom scandal
, La Repubblica
, 26 January 2007 , La Repubblica
, 12 December 2006 .
Mancini previously led the anti-terrorist division of the Italian secret service. Mancini was arrested, as well as his superior, General Gustavo Pignero
, on July 5, 2006.
The investigations directed by Milan's public prosecutor, Armando Spataro
, have demonstrated that Mancini proposed himself to the CIA
as a "double agent
." Paolo Biondani and Guido Olimpio. 11 July 2006 Corriere della Sera
, "Un centro segreto Cia-Sismi" According to Colonel Stefano D'Ambrosio
's testimony to the Italian justice, the CIA refused because they considered him too "venal." But his demand "left traces in the computer" of the US intelligence .
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