Lady had planned to spend his retirement at his home in Penango near the Italian Alps, eventually moving to a second career as a security consultant.
In August 2009, Lady was tracked down by an Italian reporter at an undisclosed location and described himself as a soldier . . . in a war against terrorism, ANSA reported.
Italys conviction of Lady and the other CIA agents has drawn strong attention from Cuba, partly because of Ladys past in Central America.
According to an article this week on the website of the international edition of Granma, the Communist Party organ in Cuba, Ladys job in the CIA put him in contact with one of the islands most hated enemies, Luis Posada Carriles, who it accuses of putting a bomb aboard a Cuban airliner in 1976, killing 73 people.
Granma said Lady played a role in a secret CIA scheme to arrange arms sales to Iran in the 1980s to raise money for the Nicaraguan contra rebels seeking to overthrow the leftist Sandinista government. The resulting Iran-contra scandal was the biggest to shake the government of then-President Ronald Reagan.
Granma said that Bob Lady handled his business with Manuchar Ghorbanifar, the notoriously sulfurous (and) sinister Iranian businessman, to conduct secret arms sales to Iran with drug operations directed from El Salvador by Felix Rodriguez and Luis Posada Carriles.
The Cuban news site also connected Lady with an international arms dealer, Gerard Latchinian, whose associate provided weapons to the government that took power briefly after the coup in Honduras against elected President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009.
If Lady now faces the threat of being returned to Italy, Nasr has fared little better. During his four years in an Egyptian jail, Nasr tried to commit suicide three times, his attorney told Knight-Ridder newspapers, which was later bought by The McClatchy Co., in 2006.
Hes been exposed to torture ever since he was kidnapped in Italy, attorney Montasser Zayat said then. He said he was beaten even on the plane that took him to Germany before he was handed to Egypt.
The lawyer said Nasr told him that hed been kept in isolation for long periods and that Egyptian security guards stripped him to his underwear, blindfolded him and bound his arms during interrogation sessions in his first few weeks of detention.
Jonathan S. Landay in Washington contributed to this report.