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Robert Hanssen

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen

Profession: FBI Agent and Soviet Spy

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States for 22 years. His activities have been described by the US Department of Justice's Commission for the Review of FBI Security Programs as "possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history".

Born: April 18, 1944
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries

Events in the Life of Robert Hanssen

  • 2001-02-18 FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life in prison

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