Clinton pulls out of speaking gig – after org founder convicted of espionage

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FORMER US President Bill Clinton ducked out of a lucrative $275,000 speaking gig – after discovering the founder of the organisation sponsoring it had been convicted of international economic espionage.

Clinton was to be have been the guest of honour at the Centre for Global Dialogue and Cooperation Awards ceremony in Vienna.

But having flown to the city on a private jet, Clinton abruptly canceled his appearance after CGDC founder Stamen Stantchev was sentenced in Romania to 11 years in prison.

A source tells the New York Post, “Clinton had arrived in ­Vienna, but canceled at the last minute with no explanation.”

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