Espionage: Mistaken Identities

Latest installments of two international spy cases:

≫ In London's Old Bailey, a jury pondered the Crown's case against Italian Nuclear Scientist Giuseppe Martelli, including the elaborate espionage equipment found in his possession and his repeated contacts with known Soviet agents. Defendant Martelli readily admitted most of the Crown's charges, but explained that he had merely been stringing out the negotiations with the Reds in order to denounce them at the right moment to British authorities. After deliberating for nine hours and 47 minutes, the jurors decided to believe Martelli and declared him not guilty.

≫ In both London and Moscow,...

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