New Book on Nicholson Spy Case

Harold Jim Nicholson

Jim Nicholson was a GS-15 CIA operations officer when he volunteered to spy for the Russian SVR intelligence service (shortly after another CIA officer, Rick Ames, was arrested in 1994). One of Nicholson’s job was training new CIA operations officers, and gave their names to the Russians. He was arrested in 1996. Later, while in jail, Nicholson recruited his son Nathaniel to be a courier to the Russian SVR. The entire story is told in a new book by investigative journalist, Bryan Denson, called “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.” Here the author talks about the book and the two Nicholson spy cases at a recent Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) meeting in the Washington, DC area:

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More Information:

Harold James Nicholson (Wikipedia)

Spy and His Son Indicted (FBI)

JOINT CIA-FBI PRESS RELEASE ON ARREST OF HAROLD JAMES NICHOLSON

AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF COMPLAINT, ARREST WARRANT AND SEARCH WARRANTS UNITED STATES v. HAROLD J. NICHOLSON

My Father and Me: A Spy Story (GQ)

Harold Nicholson, Ex-CIA Spy, Gets 8 More Years (AP)

Ex-Wife’s View of Life With an Accused CIA Spy (CSM)

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