Espionage: The Brothers

The two men sat just 25 ft. apart in the federal district courtroom in Manhattan. Each was balding, with a long, lined face and piercing, deep-set brown eyes. They looked like twins and were in fact brothers —and one, a confessed Soviet spy, was accusing the other of spying too. Cried the accuser, Jack Soble, 58, from the witness chair: "For me it is a personal tragedy to sit here with a brother—with me it is not a case of publicity. I want to make it clear that for 4½ years I have been begging him to tell." The accused,...

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