When Muammar Gaddafi was on the ropes, an eclectic group of Americans saw a business opportunity, offering to lobby for the Libyan ruler and help arrange his exit in exchange for $10 million, the New York Times reported Friday. A Washington terrorism expert, a former CIA officer, a Republican operative, and a Kansas City lawyer promised to help get access to billions of dollars in frozen Libyan assets by helping Gaddafi comply with United Nations resolutions. One member of the group, a Belgian, offered to lobby for Gaddafi and win United States support. Gaddafi was killed before the Treasury could grant the license needed for the consultants to accept payment from Libya.
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