|Born||1955 (age 65–66)|
|Known for||Cold War|
Biography[edit | edit source]
Bored with his low-ranking status as a CIA clerk, in 1977, he stole a top-secret KH-11 spy satellite manual. Afterwards, he resigned from his job, flew to Greece, and sold the manual to the Russian Embassy in Athens in return for $3,000. Kampiles subsequently returned to the United States and informed his former CIA bosses of what he had done, in the mistaken belief that he would be recruited as a double agent; instead, he was charged with espionage by the US Government, put on trial in 1978, and convicted. He was originally sentenced on November 17, 1978, to 40 years imprisonment; however, his prison sentence was later reduced to 19 years, and he was released on 16 December 1996, after serving 18 years as Federal Prison inmate "04028-164".
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See also[edit | edit source]
- James Hall III – An Army warrant officer and intelligence analyst in Germany who sold eavesdropping and code secrets to East Germany and the Soviet Union from 1983 to 1988.
- George Trofimoff – a then retired Army Reserve colonel, who was charged in June 2000 with spying for the KGB and the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (or SVR) for over 25 years.
- John Anthony Walker – An American communications specialist who was convicted of spying
- Aldrich Ames - an ex-CIA agent convicted of spying for Russia
- Noshir Gowadia - an ex-employee of Northrop who sold classified B2 stealth technology to China
- Robert Hanssen an ex-FBI agent who spied for the Soviet Union for over 15 years
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Kampiles Case" (HTML). JonathanPollard.org. http://www.jonathanpollard.org/kampiles.htm. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
- "Record of William Peter Kampiles" (HTML). Inmate Locator. Federal Bureau of Prisons. http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/InmateFinderServlet?Transaction=NameSearch&needingMoreList=false&FirstName=william&Middle=&LastName=Kampiles&Race=U&Sex=M&Age=&x=36&y=17. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
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