Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 187

The FBI has arrested three persons — all described as dedicated Marxists — on charges of having spied for the former East Germany. Kurt Stand, a union representative, his wife Theresa Squillacote, formerly a senior staff attorney at the Defense Department, and James Clark, a linguist and private investigator, were detained after a brief hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 6. Stand had reportedly been a spy for East Germany since the early 1970s and is said to have recruited Clark in 1976 and Squillacote in 1980. U.S. authorities have indicated that additional arrests connected to these three may be forthcoming, and U.S. defense secretary William Cohen, commenting on the arrests, said yesterday that security procedures at the Pentagon will be reviewed. Squillacote applied only a month ago for a White House job and was said to have sought ultimately a position with the National Security Council.

U.S. authorities say that the three accused also went along with their East German handler’s plan to pass them on to Soviet and then to Russian intelligence following the reunification of Germany in 1990. (AP, Reuter, September 6-7) A spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service yesterday denied the allegations that the three had ever spied for Russia. (Itar-Tass, October 7)

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