June 21, 2001 |
On the 14th floor of the federal courthouse here, a strange coda to the Cold War is playing out, its unwilling protagonist a Florida retiree who, until last year, was bagging groceries at a supermarket to help make ends meet. Frail and nearly bald, 74-year-old George Trofimoff would seem much more at home on a sun-dappled shuffleboard court than sitting in the chair of an accused criminal. But according to U.S.
June 6, 2001 |
The highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever arrested on spying charges went on trial in Tampa, with a prosecutor saying the defendant was once No. 1 on the Kremlin's list of intelligence sources during the Cold War. In Army Reserve Col. George Trofimoff's espionage trial, federal prosecutor Walter Furr said Trofimoff, 74, delivered documents to the KGB over 25 years. The information he is accused of providing includes details on U.S. battle plans and briefs of chemical and biological
June 29, 2000 |
A retired Army reserve colonel believed to be the highest-ranking military officer ever arrested for espionage pleaded innocent to the charge Wednesday. George Trofimoff, 73, said nothing during a brief court appearance. His attorney, Daniel Hernandez, spoke for him. Trofimoff is a former civilian chief of the U.S. Army Element of the Joint Interrogation Center in Nuremberg, Germany. U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins set a tentative trial date for Aug. 7.
June 21, 2000 |
A former U.S. intelligence agent accused of spying for the Soviet Union during the Cold War was denied bail Tuesday by a federal judge in Florida. George Trofimoff was arrested last week in Tampa on charges of selling secrets to the Soviet KGB while he worked as a civilian at the U.S. Army's Joint Interrogation Center in Nuremberg, Germany, from 1969 to 1994. Trofimoff, 73, retired from his intelligence job in 1995 and moved to Melbourne on Florida's east coast. U.S.
February 21, 2001
* George Trofimoff, a retired Army Reserve colonel, was arrested in Florida and charged last year with spying for the former Soviet Union and Russia for 25 years. He is the highest-ranking U.S. military officer ever charged with espionage. A civilian worker in Army intelligence in Germany, he allegedly was recruited into the KGB in 1969. He is accused of photographing U.S. documents and passed the film to KGB agents, and was later recruited into the KGB.
June 27, 2002 |
Seven years after he left his homeland to write about espionage, hobnob with ex-CIA officials and live in the Washington area--where he once was the acting KGB chief--retired Russian Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin was convicted of treason here Wednesday and sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison.