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Aldrich Ames

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames

Profession: Soviet Union Spy

United States of America

Biography: Convicted of espionage against his country in 1994, he is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

He was formerly a CIA counterintelligence officer and analyst who committed espionage against his country by spying for the Soviet Union and Russia. It is believed that he compromised the second-largest number of CIA agents in U.S. history.

Born: May 16, 1941
Birthplace: River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 1994-04-28 Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and his wife Rosario plead guilty to spying for the Soviet Union and Russia

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