Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The story of Valerie Plame the spy

Sometimes called “Plamegate,” the infamous exposure of covert operative Valerie Plame.

Assassination: The CIA’s greatest hits (and misses)

A look at some of the CIA’s most infamous assassinations, and some of their more spectacular failed attempts.

Sentencing set for EPA official who didn’t work, claimed he was a spy for CIA

John Beale, a senior policy adviser for the EPA, got out of work for 10 years by telling his boss that he was a spy for the CIA. Well, he wasn’t a spy for the CIA and now he’s in a lot of hot water.

Today in Crime History: Israeli-American Spy Jonathan Jay Pollard is Born

On August 7, 1954, spy Jonathan Jay Pollard was born in Galveston, Texas. In 1987, Pollard was sentenced to life in prison for passing classified information to Israel while working in US civilian intelligence.

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