Former Italian Senator Marcello Dell'Utri "has skipped the country and is heading for Lebanon after fleeing an arrest warrant on Mafia charges" as reported by ANSA:
An appeals court gave him seven years and Italy's highest appeals court was due to issue a binding ruling on April 15. Investigators said they had been monitoring the former Senator's movements for weeks and had vainly tried to serve the warrant Friday morning, after judges deemed he was a flight risk.
Mobster-turned-informant Gaspare Spatuzza testified earlier this year that Dell'Utri and former premier Silvio Berlusconi delivered Italy into the hands of the Mafia through a protection pact as reported by ANSA.
UPDATE: Dell'Utri has been arrested in Beirut on an Interpol warrant as reported by Ed Vulliamy for The Guardian.