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GERMANY : Ex-Politician Gets 2 1/2 Years for Spying

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June 27, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

In a trial that evoked Cold War times, a former West German politician was convicted of spying for East Germany and sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. Karl Wienand, 69, the Social Democrats' parliamentary whip in the 1970s, was convicted of feeding information to the Communists about West German politics from 1974 to 1989.

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