Last year, our esteemed Ed in Chief Niedermeyer did intensive research into what was left of then Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi’s share holdings in Fiat. Fiat denied that the Colonel had any financial interest in Fiat, but he did. The holdings were seized by the Italian government.
With Gaddafi long gone, Italian magistrates asked a court on Tuesday to free the funds. As it turned out, Libya held 0.33 percent of Fiat, 0.33 percent of Fiat Industrial, along with 1.5 percent of Turin’s soccer club Juventus.