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Espionage / FBI Agent #534253

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 04, 1984
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(Studio) Plea entered by FBI agent Richard Miller on espionage chgs. reported
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Los Angeles, California) Miller's arraignment today noted; his personal and financial problems apparently leading to involvement with suspected KGB agent Svetlana Ogorodnikova examined. [Defense attorney John MOOT - claims Miller's family stands behind him at present.] His wife's sign language response to reporter's question shown. Miller said allegedly receive special consideration by his superiors Richard Bretzing and Bryce Christensen because all are Mormons, despite his inadequate performance as FBI agent prior to arrest. [FBI agent Fred REAGAN - reads Bretzing's statement of denial.] Ogorodnikova's alleged offer to Miller mentioned; Russian emigre community's criticism of Ogorodnikova and husband Nikolay Ogorodnikov due to their lack of subtlety in monitoring anti-Soviet activity of community reviewed. Photos shown. [Newspaper editor Alexander POLOVETS - didn't consider couple too bright.] USSR consulate said remaining silent about case.
REPORTER: George Lewis Artist: Ruben Lopez

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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