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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.
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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