The Spy's Son: The True Story of the Highest-Ranking CIA Officer Ever Convicted of Espionage and the Son He Trained to Spy for Russia

by Bryan Denson,
The Portland Oregonian, May 6, 2015

In June 1997, Judge James Cacheris sentenced Harold James Nicholson, the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage, to 23 years and seven months in prison. The judge recommended that Nicholson be assigned to a prison in Oregon where, in the bosom of his family, he might make good on the declaration he made to the court at the end of his trial: "I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to offer some positive example to my children before I die."

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