It’s like a scene from a 90’s movie – a mild-mannered CIA agent is arrested for espionage as he waited for his flight to Switzerland. The agent makes the case that he only did it to support his family but, from his federal prison cell, continues the scheme. He drags friends and relatives into his crimes until he is caught again and the world is left wondering if this is really that last we will hear from him. But this isn’t the plot from a movie; it’s real life. On November 16th, 1996, the CIA closed in on one of their own, someone they had been investigating for a year. Harold James Nicholson was taken into custody and became the highest-ranking CIA officer to be charged with espionage. After his arrest and conviction, he continued to communicate with foreign intelligence leading one of his family members to join him in court.
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