The son of a notorious CIA double-agent jailed in 1997 for spying for Russia has also pleaded guilty to espionage charges, the US Department of Justice said.
Nathaniel Nicholson, 25, appeared Thursday before District Judge Anna Brown and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy to commit money laundering, a statement said.
Harold Nicholson, 58, the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of spying, was jailed in 1997 and is serving a 23-year prison sentence. He must also answer the latest conspiracy charges but has pleaded not guilty.
The younger Nicholson faces more than 20 years in jail for crimes that date back to 2006-2008.
Prosecutors at the trial in Portland, Orgegon said the younger Nicholson had been recruited and trained by his father to travel the globe to collect on past spying debts and channel information to foreign agents.
Brown set a date for a sentencing hearing on January 25, 2010
Another piece on Russian spies by Roman Kupchinsky: http://www.praguepost.com/opinion/2091-not-so-secret-spying.html
Famous quotation from the Vladimir Putin’s speech at the Chekist Day party at the FSB headquarters in
December 1999 was: “I want to report to you that the mission of the group of FSB officers sent undercover
to work at the government is being accomplished successfully.”
Putin’s FSB are dumber than rocks for even going near such a high profile family.
“The younger Nicholson took about $45,000 in payments from the Russian agents, who wanted to determine how much U.S. agencies had learned about their operations during the investigation of the elder Nicholson. He said he gave most of the money to family members, at his father’s direction.”
The son was 12 when his dad was put away. Unless there is more to this story, did the FSB idiots actually think that the CIA shared info with a spy’s 12 year old son? It’s bizarre.
CONCERNING RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE EFFORTS IN AMERICA TODAY . PASSING ON WHAT LITTLE I KNOW OF THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS CURRENT EFFORTS IN THE USA . THE RUSSIAN ARE INTO NARCOTICS SALES BIG TIME . THE RUSSIAN SECRET SERVICES ARE THE WORLDS LARGEST DISTRIBUTOR OF NARCOTICS IN THE WORLD TODAY . THE RUSSIAN REDISTRUBUTE THROUGH THE SOUTH AMERICAN CARTELS INTO THE USA . THE AMERICAN DEA IS WELL AWARE OF ALL THIS BUT CLOSES A BLIND EYE TO THESE UNLAWFUL AND ILLEGAL PROCEDINGS . THE DEA EFFORTS TO INTERDICT NARCOTICS FROM ENTERING THE COUNTRY IS FARCIAL AND ILLUSIONARY . THE SOVIETS RECYLCE THEIR ILLEGAL PROCEDES THROUGH AMERICAN CHAINS AND FRANCHISES THEY IN TURN PURCHASE THROUGH FALSE AND FAKE NOMINEE OWNERSHIP . CRIMINALS TO THE CORE . I WILL ATTEMPT TO NAME A VERY FEW OF THE FIRMS AND BUSINESSES THAT THE RUSSIANS OWN TODAY . I NAME SAFEWAY SUPERMARKETS , GREYHOUND BUS LINES , CARLS FAST FOODS , TRIDENT SEAFOODS OF ALASKA . THIS IS A MOST SLIM AND CURSIVE ACCOUNT AS TO THEIR MOST MASSIVE HOLDING . BUSH WAS DECEIVED BY THEM AT AN EARY PAST ARMS SUMMIT WHEN HE GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO HOLD AND EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS INTERESTS IF THEY WOULD ABID VIA ARMS QUOTAS AND BALANCES OF OFFENSIVE WEAPONS AND MISSLES . THE RUSSIAN EFFECTIVELY PULLED THE WOOL OVERH BUSH’S EYES . FURTHUR THEY HAVE USED THERE BUSINESSES PROFIT GENERATED TO PURCHASE MOST ADVANCED INTELLIGENCE AND WEAPONS SYSTEMS WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN FINANICALLY BEYOND THEIR REACH . AMERICA HAS PLACE OR HAS BEEN PLACED IN A CYCLE OF SELF DESTRUCTION .