Edwin Wilson, CIA agent convicted as arms dealer
Edwin P. Wilson, a tycoon and spy whose business empire existed as a cover for espionage, died Sept. 10 in Seattle at 84. Wilson’s adventures made him a lot of money, but the game collapsed with his arrest in 1982 on charges of selling Libya 20 tons of powerful explosives. During the next two years, he was tried in four federal cases and sent to prison. But was released after persuading a judge that he was working for the CIA.