NPR logo
Convicted Smuggler Proves Links to the CIA
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6373569/6373570" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Convicted Smuggler Proves Links to the CIA

Law

Convicted Smuggler Proves Links to the CIA

Convicted Smuggler Proves Links to the CIA
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6373569/6373570" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Edwin Wilson always insisted the CIA framed him. In the 1980s he was convicted of smuggling explosives and weapons to Libya. Wilson always maintained that he was doing it at the behest of the CIA. Officials denied it.

After two decades in federal prison Wilson finally managed to obtain a document that proved he had been working for the government.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.