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Crime History: FBI agent snared in spying case

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On this day, Dec. 18, in 1996, a senior FBI agent and former counterspy was arrested on espionage charges at the FBI Academy in Quantico, where he worked. Earl Edwin Pitts was snared in a sting with the help of a defected Russian official. Pitts 43, ended up revealing to an FBI undercover agent details of his spying assignment. At the same time, his wife, a former FBI employee, turned him in...

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