Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Former FBI Agent Robert Hanssen, Who Was Convicted Of Spying For Russia, Dies In Prison

 The Washington Times reports that former FBI agent and convicted Russian spy Robert Hanssen died in prison. 

WASHINGTON — A former FBI agent who took more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds to trade secrets with Russia and the former Soviet Union in one of the most notorious spying cases in American history died in prison Monday.


Robert Hanssen, 79, was found unresponsive in his cell at a federal prison in Florence, Colorado, and later pronounced dead, prison officials said.


Hanssen is believed to have died of natural causes, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss details of Hanssen‘s death and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.


You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who was convicted of spying for Russia, dies in prison - Washington Times


You can also my Counterterrorism magazine Q&A with the former FBI operative who helped bring down Hanssen via the below link:   

Paul Davis On Crime: The Takedown Of Robert Hanssen, America's First Cyber Spy: My Q&A With Former Undercover FBI Operative Eric O' Neill 

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