A South Florida man and former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007 appears to have been doing work for the CIA. The Associated Press revealed his ties to the spy agency, contradicting US government claims that he was there for private business.
The Associated Press published a story about missing Coral Springs man Robert Levinson Thursday, but not before Senator Bill Nelson asked the AP to not publish the story.
In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished. For years, the U.S. has publicly described him as a private citizen who traveled to the tiny Persian Gulf island on private business.
Coral Springs ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who vanished in Iran more than six years ago, has achieved a sad record in U.S. history. Levinson is now the longest-held hostage in U.S. history, eclipsing the previous record of 2,454 days that Terry Anderson was held in the 1980’s.
The bankruptcy trustee for Nevin Shapiro’s former company, Capitol Investments USA, has sued the massive law firm of Shook, Hardy, & Bacon to try to recover some of the money lost to Shapiro’s massive Ponzi scheme.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is upping the ante in hopes finding a South Florida man who vanished in Iran five years ago. On Tuesday they announced a reward of up to one million dollars for information leading to the location and recovery of Robert A. Levinson.
Thursday marks the four-year anniversary of disappearance of a Coral Springs man during a trip to Iran.