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The Nation

After tearfully telling a military court that his six years of spying for the Warsaw Pact had left him with “a feeling of betrayal which goes to the bone,” Army Warrant Officer James W. Hall III, 31, was sentenced to 40 years in prison, fined $50,000 and given a dishonorable discharge. Defense and Justice department officials agreed before the court-martial began this week that Hall’s maximum sentence could be no more than 45 years because of his willingness to plead guilty, testify against his handler, who has been arrested, and tell all he knows about the communist spy network. Hall pleaded guilty to 10 espionage charges, including giving his handler documents and other secret information on the West’s eavesdropping network.


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