Younger Half of Father-son Spy Duo Smuggled Russian $$$ in PlayStation Case

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.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on RedditEmail this to someone


  1. ZippyDSMlee says:

    Odd news is odd, though I guess this is high brow/concept  game news, I wodner if GP will post about the DRM "expiration date" on gears of war PC thats simply made it unable to play….


    Gore,Violence,Sexauilty,Fear,Emotion these are but modes of transportation of story and thought, to take them from society you create a society of children and nannys, since adults are not required.

  2. Doomsong says:

    Oh god I can see this being used in a movie.

    Q: … Bond, if you look over here you’ll see a case that contains a game for the Playstation 3.

    Bond: What will I use that for?

    Q: That’s a question even we can’t answer… it’s really just some rubbish that none of us have any use for.

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" – Benjamin Franklin

  3. BlackIce says:

    He’s American! If he was a proper Russian Spy, he wouldn’t have been discovered until after his death.

    ~You Could Be Mine, But You’re Way Out Of Line..~

  4. NovaBlack says:

    pfff what a rubbish spy.


    That beard is blatently a disguise, its a different colour. Maybe he just couldnt find the right pen to draw it on with.

  5. Icehawk says:

    Naw it all game related dont you see?  The games make us do all the bad things that happen in society (they are also apparently responsible for global warming and tsunami’s). 

    Sorry I cannot maintain that level of stupidity for long. 

    On a more serious (and grim) note.  If this rogue agent’s whereabouts are known I am all for ending his miserable existance.  I am with Dante (the Inferno) on this one.  The lowest levels of hell are reserved for betrayers (and possibly a special place for jackie thompson).


  6. Aliasalpha says:

    [pointless fanboy flame war starter]

    See? Xbox 360 doesn’t support treason! Damn your black heart Sony!

    [/pointless fanboy flame war starter]


Comments are closed.