BRITAIN: The Henpecked Spy

How do you break into the spy business? Simple. Your wife goes round to a Soviet embassy, knocks on the door and tells the Russians that you want to join up because you need some quick cash to pay off store bills, a mortgage and other debts. Preposterous? Not at all. That is precisely what happened to Royal Navy Sub-Lieut. David James Bingham, 31. Last week he was sentenced in a British court to 21 years in prison for selling to the Soviets for $5,520 defense secrets which, according to the British Attorney General, were "valuable almost beyond price."


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