WORLD : Secretary Sentenced as Soviet Spy

From Times wire services

A former secretary in the chancellor's office was convicted today of spying for the KGB after confessing that her love for a Moscow agent she met through a "lonely hearts" ad led her to turn over valuable secrets.

Elke Falk, 44, was found guilty of passing more than 200 secret documents to Soviet intelligence agents between 1975 and 1985 and was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison.

The documents included West German intelligence reports, government and Cabinet minutes and information on NATO maneuvers.

The Duesseldorf court also ordered Falk to return to the state the $5,200 she received from the KGB.

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