State Department: A Pink Slip For Felix

A Pink Slip For Felix

He has proved to be a huge embarrassment. Amid a blizzard of rumors and allegations of spying for the KGB and kinky sex with a Viennese prostitute known only as "Tina," U.S. diplomat Felix Bloch has survived the obsessive scrutiny of both the press and the FBI without blowing his cool. None of the accusations have stuck, however, and though he has been on administrative leave since June, Bloch continues to draw his $80,000 salary. While still convinced there is substance to the charges, the FBI reluctantly scaled back its investigation in December.

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