Switzerland last week furnished the first
notable spy trial of World War II. A brunette dancer called Nina (real
name: Virginia Capt Rota), arrested at the frontier as she sought to
enter France last month, was found guilty of possessing Swiss
anti-aircraft defense secrets. She was supposedly to deliver them by
roundabout route to Italy. She was sentenced to five years in jail.
With her were convicted
Roger Joël, former draftsman in a Swiss arms plant; Paul Rochat, a
Geneva detective, and Rochat's wife Dolly. In jail, Dancer Nina
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