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Financier serving time in US turned over for trial in Italy

Convicted Italian financier Michele Sindona, once a top financial adviser to the Vatican and a prominent banker, was extradited from the United States Tuesday to stand trial in Italy, after which he will be returned to finish serving his US prison term. He is wanted in Italy on numerous charges, including the 1979 murder of a Milan lawyer.

Mr. Sindona was serving a 25-year term in the US in connection with the 1974 collapse of the Franklin National Bank. He went to jail in 1980.

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