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Crime History: Master spy Robert Hanssen busted after NoVa 'dead drop'

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On this day, Feb. 18, in 2001, FBI agent Robert Hanssen was arrested for spying for the Soviet Union and Russia in what is possibly the worst intelligence breach in U.S. history. Hanssen was taken into custody minutes after leaving a package of highly classified information at a "dead drop" site under a wooden footbridge in Vienna, Va. Hanssen, a counterintelligence expert and the bureau's...

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