Clyde Lee Conrad; Ex-Army Sergeant Was Convicted of Treason
Clyde Lee Conrad, 50, former U.S. Army sergeant who was convicted of treason in 1990 for leaking NATO and American secrets to the Soviet bloc. He was convicted of masterminding an espionage ring that sold highly sensitive information to Hungarian and Czech intelligence agents from 1975 through 1985, when he retired after 20 years in the Army. As a post-retirement resident of Germany, Conrad was prosecuted there and found guilty of compromising the West’s entire defense capability in exchange for about $1.2 million. A native of Sebring, Ohio, Conrad had been in charge of the classified document center of the Army’s 8th Infantry Division in Bad Kreuznach, 50 miles west of Frankfurt, Germany. He died in the German prison where he was serving a life sentence. On Thursday in Koblenz, Germany, of heart failure.
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