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Imprisoned Spy Gets 8 More Years For Contacting Russia


Harold "Jim" Nicholson (pictured) used his son to carry messages to Russian intelligence contacts as late as 2008.

Harold "Jim" Nicholson (pictured) used his son to carry messages to Russian intelligence contacts as late as 2008.

A high-ranking former CIA officer already imprisoned as a Russian spy has been sentenced to an additional eight years behind bars for sending notes to his Russian handlers from prison.

In November, 59-year-old Harold "Jim" Nicholson pleaded guilty to acting as an agent for a foreign government and to money laundering.

Prosecutors said in court documents that Nicholson used his 26-year-old son, Nathaniel, to carry messages to Russian intelligence contacts between 2006 and 2008.

compiled from Reuters reports
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