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Happy Birthday To Yorktown's Robert Hanssen

Robert Hanssen turns 72 on Monday.
Robert Hanssen turns 72 on Monday. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Happy birthday to Yorktown's Robert Hanssen.

Robert Hanssen turns 72 on April 18.

Born on April 18, 1944, in Chicago, Robert Philip Hanssen is a former FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States for 22 years from 1979 to 2001. He is currently serving 15 consecutive life sentences at ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison near Florence, Colo.

Hanssen was arrested Feb. 18, 2001, at Foxstone Park near his home in Vienna, Va., and was charged with selling U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and subsequently the Russian Federation for more than $1.4 million in cash and diamonds over a 22-year period.

On July 6, 2001, he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of espionage in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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