Belated Concern

Walker pleads for his son

One key to a spy's success is skill as an actor: he must pretend to be what he is not. In a federal court in Baltimore last week, John Walker Jr., 48, whose espionage work for the Soviet Union had gone undetected for nearly 20 years, took on his most difficult role: that of compassionate father. "Mr. Walker was more concerned for his son's future than his own," Defense Attorney Fred Bennett told U.S. District Judge Alexander Harvey II. "I want to do everything I can to help my son Michael," the confessed spymaster and former Navy warrant officer told his...

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