Cheap Turncoat: A Double Agent Sells Out

A double agent sells out

In the cynical world of spy novels, there is no nastier business than that of the double agent. No one can be certain whose side he is really on; each seems to have a price at which his services can be bought and his country betrayed. But never for the piddling sum of $11,000.

In the actual world of espionage, however, the sellout price can apparently be that low. According to allegations made by an FBI agent after a 15-month investigation, Richard Craig Smith, 40, a former U.S. Army counterintelligence specialist, sold information last year to a Soviet...

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