LOCAL : Miller's Third Spy Trial Opens


Richard Miller, the only FBI agent ever charged with espionage, betrayed his country by passing secret documents to his Soviet lover out of lust and "to make a quick buck," a prosecutor said today.

"He did not begin his (FBI) career to become a spy. But he did become a spy," Assistant U.S. Atty. Adam Schiff said in opening Miller's third trial on espionage and bribery charges. Miller allegedly delivered an FBI intelligence manual in 1984 to the Soviet emigre with whom he had an adulterous affair and believed was an agent of the Soviet spy agency, the KGB.

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