Two former student radicals were convicted last week by a federal jury of conspiring to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, Russia and East Germany, and could face a sentence of life in prison. The two, Theresa Marie Squillacote and Kurt Allan Stand, were also convicted of attempting espionage and illegally obtaining national defense documents. Witnesses at the trial testified that Squillacote, a former Pentagon attorney, had passed secret defense documents to an undercover agent of the FBI posing as an intelligence officer for the Government of South Africa. A third defendant, James Clark, plead guilty and was a main prosecution witness.
- Paul De Rienzo, freelance reporter covering the case for Penthouse magazine, and close friend of Theresa Marie Squillacote at the University of Wisconsin.
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