Jeffrey W. Castelli is a noted member of the U.S. intelligence community. He was the CIA station chief in Rome at the time the Niger uranium forgeries were received by U.S. intelligence authorities, and during the kidnapping of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, for which he would be subsequently indicted by Italian magistrates in 2007.

Diplomatic postings[edit | edit source]

  • Pakistan 1981-1983
  • India 1986
  • Italy 2003

Involvement in the Imam Rapito affair[edit | edit source]

Main article: Imam Rapito affair

Castelli was CIA station chief in Rome at the time of the kidnapping of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr on February 17, 2003, and was among 26 U.S. nationals (and one of the few with confirmed identities) subsequently indicted by Italian authorities[1] for their involvement in what in the Italian press is referred to as the Imam Rapito (or "kidnapped cleric") affair. The start of the trial is set for June 8, 2007.

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Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Anti-CIA Club of Diplomats. Spooks in U.S. Foreign Service. 1983 (4)
  • Kunhanandan Nair, Berlin "Devil and His Dart: How the CIA is Plotting in the Third World" Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 1986 (117)
  • Barton Gellman, "A Leak, then a Deluge", The Washington Post, October 25, 2005

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