Espionage: The Molester

Justice for a British spy

"You have done incalculable harm to the interests and security of this country and to the interests and security of our friends and allies." With those words Lord Chief Justice Lane sentenced Geoffrey Arthur Prime, 44, to 35 years in prison for passing government secrets to the Soviet Union between 1968 and 1981. Prime pleaded guilty to seven counts of violating Britain's Official Secrets Act. For most of those 14 years. Prime worked as a Russian language specialist at the top-secret electronic intelligence center at Cheltenham. The facility,...

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