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Rosario Ames, the wife of America's most dangerous double agent in recent history, was sentenced to five years in prison for aiding her husband Aldrich Ames. It was the minimum she could receive under the terms of her plea bargain. Meanwhile, hubby Aldrich is serving a life sentence without the prospect of parole. For almost a decade, Ames spied for the Soviet Union and then Russia. Prosecutors claim he was responsible for the death of at least 10 CIA agents. Rosario pleaded for leniency so she could take care of their son Paul, now living with relatives in her native Bogota, Colombia. But, says TIME correspondent Elaine Shannon, her case was hurt when it came out that in 1992 she accompanied her husband to New York and freely spent $6,000 in money she knew he had "earned" from the KGB.