My Country for a Rolex

CIA employee Aldrich Hazen Ames and his wife Maria del Rosario Casas Ames were arrested last week and charged with spying for Russia. The fact that they were accused of accepting $1.5 million and spending it on such flashy items as a Jaguar and a $540,000 home (paid in cash) raised a few eyebrows. But a taste for luxury has been an essential component of the nouveau riche traitor life- style for at least a decade:

SPY

Edward L. Howard, charged in 1985 with spying for the Soviet Union

PAYOFF

$150,000 (and some Soviet cigars)

WHAT IT WENT TOWARD

Krugerrands and...

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