Spy Hard Time

  • Share
  • Read Later
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former FBI supervisor Earl Pitts will reportedly plead guilty to spying for Russia. Pitts, a 13-year bureau veteran, was arrested in December and charged with selling secrets to Russia from 1987-92 for more than $224,000. Only the second FBI agent ever charged with spying, Pitts could spend the rest of his life in prison. At the time he was accused of being in league with the Russians, Pitts was assigned to hunt and recruit Soviet KGB agents, and later worked on top secret documents and personnel security at FBI headquarters. He was arrested after an 18-month investigation, in which agents posed as Russian spies to gather evidence on him. Pitts' wife Mary, herself an FBI agent, played a role in the investigation, searching his home office for incriminating records.