Former CIA Spy plans to Plead Guilty

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Posted: Nov 4, 2010 8:00 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Nov 4, 2010 8:00 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: CIA, prison, Harold "Jim" Nicholson, spy, Russia

The highest-ranking CIA spy ever convicted of espionage is expected to plead guilty to additional charges that he tried to collect money from old contacts in Russia while he was in prison. Lawyers for Harold "Jim" Nicholson filed notice in federal court in Portland, Oregon that he will plead to an indictment accusing him of conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government and money-laundering. The government says Nicholson used his son to sneak messages from prison to Russian intelligence officials and collect a "pension" for his work for Russia in the 1990's. He could become the first U.S. intelligence officer convicted twice of betraying his country.

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