It’s bad enough that rogue CIA agent Harold Nicholson (left) sold out his country for money. But it’s simply unconscionable that Nicholson dragged his son into his traitorous world.
The New York Times reports that the FBI has charged Nicholson and his 24-year-old son Nathan with espionage.
From his jail cell, the elder Nicholson allegedly recruited his son to make contact with his former Russian handlers:
Prosecutors said Nathan Nicholson, a former Army paratrooper, had returned from his visits with the Russians with at least $35,000 in cash, some of it in a PlayStation video game case.
The money was intended in part to settle a “pension” that Harold Nicholson said was owed him from his days as a C.I.A. spy for the Russians before his arrest in 1996, the prosecutors said.