hugo wrote:I see what you mean. On the moral-turpitude thing, a mere arrest ought to lead to inadmissability. Although it doesn't necessarily do so; you could be interviewed and passed. (Especially if you've been acquitted and Americans don't get the Italian system.) The thing remains pretty peculiar, since people claimed that Sollecito was in the country but no evidence is forthcoming. If he really could not gain entry, that would be a significant deception, but a surprisingly dumb one to engage in.
The only thing I can think of, if he was admitted, is that whichever network has secured the exclusive - with one or both of the former lovebirds - prohibited any kind of publicized meet-up between the two as part of the deal. In addition to being acquitted and Americans not getting the Italian system, let's not forget that he was invited by people who got help and support from people with connections. Judge Heavey, a near neighbor of Curt Knox, is a close friend of US Senator Maria Cantwell. And David Marriott's dear friend Mike James is a former local anchorman and current head of the Seattle - Perugia sister city association. And Guiseppe Leporace, Knox's prof and fan at the UW, was the vice consul for awhile. Etc.