- by cnn
- 01 Oct 2023
Here is a look at some US citizens who have been convicted of spying against the United States.
1962 - Aldrich Ames, son of a CIA analyst, joins the agency as a low-level documents analyst.
1967-1968 - Enters the Career Trainee Program at the CIA and becomes an operations officer.
1970s - Specializes in Soviet/Russian intelligence services.
April 16, 1985 - Volunteers to spy against the United States to KGB agents at the Soviet Embassy in Washington, DC. He receives a payment of $50,000.
1986-1989 - Ames is stationed in Rome and continues to pass information to Soviet agents. He is paid approximately $1.8 million during this period.
Late 1980s - The CIA and FBI learn that a number of Russian double agents have been arrested and some executed.
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