"Ammann, the first journalist to persuade Rich to talk, reveals how close authorities came to nabbing the man who was long at the top of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. Once, Rich was spared only because London's fog prevented his plane from landing at an airport where U.S. marshals had set a trap.
Rich all but admits he was protected by friends in foreign governments (intelligence Rich provided Israel's Mossad was returned in kind) and in our own State Department. A Swiss official confirms to Ammann that a U.S. official helped foil a 1985 plan by former NYPD commissioner Howard Safir to snatch Rich and smuggle him out of the country.
Rich doesn't hide his hatred for the man who sent him running - former U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani.
"He's only interested in himself," says Rich. "I was an easy target, very successful, making a lot of money, and Jewish...I was singled out...Mr. Giuliani escalated the case becasue he saw a chance to achieve more publicity for himself.""
Bob from Brockley on Ben Gidley and Jackie Walker: Charity for he but not for she - I had some correspondence with a chap called Ben Gidley on the weekend. It was regarding a post on the *Bob from Brockley* blog which is run by Ben Gidley ...
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