Brooke A. Masters

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Masters, Brooke A. "Alleged Spy for South Korea to Plead Guilty on Lesser Charges, Sources Say." Washington Post, 6 May 1997, A10.


Masters, Brooke A. "Australian Pleads Guilty in Spy Case." Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2001, A4. []

On 8 March 2001, former Australian Defense Intelligence Organization official Jean-Philippe Wispelaere "pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria to a charge of attempted espionage and now faces at least 15 years in prison for trying to sell stolen classified U.S. documents.... The case has dragged on for nearly two years because Wispelaere suffered such a serious bout of schizophrenia that he was declared temporarily unable to stand trial."


Masters, Brooke A. "CIA Spy Admits Guilt, Says He'll Reveal Damage." Washington Post, 4 Mar. 1997, A1, A7.


Masters, Brooke A. "Convicted Spy Says He Did It for His Family." Washington Post, 6 Jun. 1997, A1, A6.


Masters, Brooke A. "Couple, Friend Indicted in Spy Case." Washington Post, 18 Feb. 1998, A4.


Masters, Brooke A. "Espionage Suspect Found Incompetent: Australian Accused of Selling U.S. Documents, Photos." Washington Post, 20 Nov. 1999, B2. [http://www.]

Jean-Philippe Wispelaere, the former Australian intelligence analyst charged with selling U.S. secrets, "is not mentally competent to stand trial at this point, federal mental health officials have found.... Wispelaere was supposed to go on trial earlier this month ... on espionage and attempted espionage charges, but in September his behavior became increasingly erratic and bizarre, his lawyer said. [He was] sent to a federal corrections facility in Butner, N.C., for observation, and officials there concluded that he was incompetent to assist in his defense.... The doctors at Butner have asked for 120 more days to evaluate and treat Wispelaere."


Masters, Brooke A. "Ex-Analyst for NSA Pleads to Espionage." Washington Post, 19 Dec. 1998, A4.

David Sheldon Boone pleaded guilty on 18 December 1998 to "selling top-secret documents to the KGB, including a comprehensive list of U.S. reconnaissance programs and a description of nuclear targets in Russia." Boone "faces between 24 and 30 years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines." Sentencing has been set for 26 February 1999.


Masters, Brooke A. "Ex-FBI Agent Gets 27 Years for Passing Secrets to Moscow." Washington Post, 24 Jun. 1997, A2.

See also, Washington Times, "Ex-FBI Agent Gets 27 Years for Spying for Soviets, Russia," 24 Jun. 1997, A7.


Masters, Brooke A. "Friends Knew Alleged Spies as Neighborhood Activists." Washington Post, 8 Oct. 1997, B1, B7.


Masters, Brooke A. "Hanssen Sentenced to Life in Spy Case." Washington Post, 11 May 2002, A1. []

On 10 May 2002, Chief Judge Claude M. Hilton of U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., sentenced former FBI agent Robert Hanssen to life in prison. See also, James Risen, "Former F.B.I. Agent Gets Life in Prison for Years as a Spy," New York Times, 11 May 2002.


Masters, Brooke A. "Husband and Wife Sentenced for Espionage." Washington Post, 23 Jan. 1999, A6. []

On 22 January 1999, Theresa Maria Squillacote and Kurt Alan Stand were sentenced "to 21 and 17 years in prison, respectively, for spying for East Germany." A report in Counterintelligence News and Developments, "Red Diaper Babies Sentenced," Mar. 1999, notes that these sentences were "the minimum required under federal sentencing guidelines."


Masters, Brooke A. "Prosecutor in Spy Case Describes A Life of Self-Serving Treachery, Defense Attorney Calls Charges Overblown as Trial Begins." Washington Post, 8 Oct. 1998. []

Theresa Maria Squillacote and Kurt Alan Stand "conspired to spy for East Germany, the Soviet Union, Russia and South Africa over the course of more than 20 years," Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy I. Bellows stated at the opening of the couple's federal court trial on 7 October 1998. Squillacote's attorney, Lawrence S. Robbins, "has said that the FBI illegally enticed his client into breaking the law."


Masters, Brooke A. "Prosecutors Say Former Navy Employee Gave Information to S. Korea." Washington Post, 12 Jul. 1997.

On 11 July 1997, former Office of Naval Intelligence computer specialist Robert C. Kim was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA, "to nine years in prison for spying after prosecutors said Kim passed classified documents to his native South Korea." Kim had "pleaded guilty to conspiring to gather national defense information, which has a maximum sentence of 10 years."


Masters, Brooke A. "Spy Denies Working With Couple: Witness Says He Passed Documents Without Defendants' Help." Washington Post, 17 Oct. 1998, B8. []

"Admitted spy James Michael Clark testified [on 16 October 1998] that he had passed two dozen classified documents to East Germany on his own but that he never conspired with a District couple on trial for espionage.... Clark told the 15-member jury panel that [Kurt Alan] Stand introduced him to an East German, who in turn put him in touch with Lothar Ziemer, who became his longtime spymaster. He said Stand and [Theresa Maria] Squillacote had told him that they had received much of the same training in spycraft and met many of the same East Germans."


Masters, Brooke A. "Spy Suspect Had Missile Site Coordinates." Washington Post, 24 Oct. 2001, A18. [http://www.]

On 23 October 2001, Brian P. Regan was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, VA, on a single count of attempted espionage.


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