Controversial CIA operative, Nampa native, dies at 84

Controversial CIA operative, Nampa native, dies at 84

Controversial CIA operative, Nampa native, dies at 84

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 23 at 7:40 PM

SEATTLE -- Edwin P. Wilson, a former CIA operative whose 1980s conviction for shipping arms to Libya was thrown out two decades later, has died.

The Nampa, Idaho, native was 84.

A Seattle funeral home official says Wilson died Sept. 10 after a heart valve replacement surgery.

The judge who ordered Wilson's release said the government failed to correct information about Wilson's CIA service that it admitted internally was false.

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