Posted: Nov 8, 2010 7:17 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Nov 8, 2010 7:17 PM
Source: Associated Press
One of the highest-ranking CIA operatives ever convicted of espionage got an additonal eight years in prison for trying to shake-down his old contacts in Russia while he was behind bars in the U.S. Harold "Jim" Nicholson pleaded guilty on Monday to charges he used his son as a go-between to collect a "pension" from his friends he spied for in Russia. Nicholson's son, Nathaniel, met with the Russian officials in Mexico, Peru and Cyprus to collect more than $47,000 as compensation for his father's spying. The elder Nicholson is serving 24-years for selling classified documents to Russia in the 90's.