Edmond Pope

Edmond D. Pope (Эдмонд Поуп; born 1944) is a retired American intelligence officer-turned-"businessman", convicted by a Russian court in 2000 on charges of spying for the U.S.wikipedia
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Defense Intelligence Agency (United States)

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Edmond D. Pope (Эдмонд Поуп; born 1944) is a retired American intelligence officer-turned-"businessman", convicted by a Russian court in 2000 on charges of spying for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

VA-111 Shkval

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In 2000, former U.S. Naval intelligence officer and an alleged Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) spy Edmond Pope (Captain, USN, retired) was held, tried, and convicted in Russia of espionage related to information he obtained about the Shkval weapon system.

Intelligence officer

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Edmond D. Pope (Эдмонд Поуп; born 1944) is a retired American intelligence officer-turned-"businessman", convicted by a Russian court in 2000 on charges of spying for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

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Edmond D. Pope (Эдмонд Поуп; born 1944) is a retired American intelligence officer-turned-"businessman", convicted by a Russian court in 2000 on charges of spying for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Classified information

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He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for buying up and smuggling classified military equipment out of the country as scrap metal.

Military technology

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He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for buying up and smuggling classified military equipment out of the country as scrap metal.

Scrap

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He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for buying up and smuggling classified military equipment out of the country as scrap metal.

Pardon

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253 days into his custody, Pope was pardoned by the newly elected Russian President Vladimir Putin as US government claimed that Pope had a rare form of bone cancer.

Vladimir Putin

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253 days into his custody, Pope was pardoned by the newly elected Russian President Vladimir Putin as US government claimed that Pope had a rare form of bone cancer.

Scapegoat

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Pope has always maintained his innocence and continues to assert that the Russian authorities used him as a scapegoat for their broken system.

CNN

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In an interview with CNN, Pope spoke of a plot by unspecified people in the US, as well as the KGB and the Russian mafia, as a part of which Pope was being slowly poisoned in the Lefortovo Prison.

Russian mafia

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In an interview with CNN, Pope spoke of a plot by unspecified people in the US, as well as the KGB and the Russian mafia, as a part of which Pope was being slowly poisoned in the Lefortovo Prison.

Lefortovo Prison

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In an interview with CNN, Pope spoke of a plot by unspecified people in the US, as well as the KGB and the Russian mafia, as a part of which Pope was being slowly poisoned in the Lefortovo Prison.

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Pope asserted that this was done with the hopes that he would eventually have to be transferred to a hospital, abducted on his way, and smuggled out of the country; he claims that Congressman John E. Peterson and his wife stopped the plot.

Pavel Astakhov

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The first case which gave prominence to Pavel Astakhov was that of Edmond Pope.