June 8, 1990 |
FBI agents in Tampa, Fla., arrested a former Army sergeant Thursday night on charges of taking part in an espionage ring found to have "endangered the entire defense capability of the West" by selling secrets to Hungarian and Czechoslovakian agents. Roderick James Ramsay, 28, was charged with gathering or delivering what FBI Director William S. Sessions described as "extremely sensitive" information to a foreign government while serving in West Germany between 1983 and 1985.
October 23, 1992 |
An Army sergeant was charged with espionage Thursday for providing "extremely sensitive" Army and North Atlantic Treaty Organization defense secrets, including tactical nuclear weapon plans, to intelligence agents for Hungary and Czechoslovakia from 1985 through 1988. Sgt. Jeffrey Stephen Rondeau, 29, was arrested in Tampa, Fla., by the FBI on a three-count indictment--the latest development in the investigation of an alleged espionage ring organized in West Germany by former Army Sgt.
February 13, 1999 |
A former soldier who was once stationed in West Germany was sentenced in Tampa, Fla., to 25 years in prison for plotting to deliver highly sensitive defense documents to Hungarian and Czech agents. Federal officials said the espionage involved one of the most serious breaches of Western security during the Cold War. Kelly Therese Warren, 32, of Warner Robins, Ga., pleaded guilty last fall to conspiring to commit espionage while stationed with the U.S.
May 25, 1992 |
President Vaclav Havel said Sunday that the Communist secret police tried to recruit him in the 1950s but gave up after three months. His remarks were an apparent reaction to the recent naming of journalists and other public figures as agents and informers of the once-dreaded secret police. The former leading dissident said he decided to declassify his own file.
March 4, 1989 |
A Czechoslovak spy sent to Britain to ferret out U.S. "Star Wars" secrets and to infiltrate Soviet emigre groups was sentenced to prison for 10 years Friday. The 44-year-old man told British security agents who caught him receiving coded radio messages at his London home that he was Dutch-born art dealer Erwin van Haarlem.
September 23, 1988 |
Britain on Thursday ordered three Czechoslovak diplomats to leave the country within two weeks for "engaging in activities incompatible with their status," a diplomatic euphemism for spying. The order was the latest in a series of diplomatic expulsions over the past month in an apparent government crackdown following increased scrutiny of foreign missions. A Foreign Office spokesman said Czechoslovak Ambassador Jan Fidler was summoned to the Foreign Office and told that an air attache, Maj.