Big disclosure just before retirement
In the 1990s, a man named Aldrick Ames is arrested. The FBI and CIA then realized that there was someone within the intelligence agency itself who was passing classified information to the Russians. When the agency started the investigation, a veteran CIA case officer was caught by mistake. The investigation went on for two years but nothing was found. By then the year 2000 had arrived. The FBI and CIA got hold of some Russian documents about American spy Robert. It was soon confirmed that this is true. With Robert about to retire, the investigators had to act quickly. They wanted to catch Robert red-handed while spying. Also, there should have been sufficient evidence.
At the time, Robert held the top position in the State Department’s Foreign Mission Office. The FBI decided to transfer Robert from there to the headquarters. Special Agent Don Sullivan was sent in his place. Don is tasked with finding out how Robert got his information, how he worked, and who he met before he left the office. It turned out that he had access to State Department computers in Robert’s office. He used to collect some such information which was not necessary for him. He used to work sitting in the office with the doors closed when there was no need for it. (Photo- lexica AI)
300 spies followed him
When Robert was posted to the FBI Headquarters, he was closely monitored. He was given a fake task. It was also informed that he has got an extension of two years and has been promoted to Senior Executive Service. Here, a secret office was made in the FBI headquarters itself, where surveillance cameras and microphones were installed from all sides. In January 2001, his assistant Eric O’Neill was assigned the responsibility of monitoring Robert’s movements. A total of 300 employees and agents were under Robert’s watch over the next month. After monitoring his departure from office and reaching home, it became clear that he is still an active spy of Russia. On February 18, 2001, he was about to dead drop. That location was already cordoned off by the FBI. Robert was arrested as soon as he returned to his vehicle after placing the plastic bag-wrapped items on the footbridge. He was convicted on 15 counts of espionage and sentenced to life imprisonment on 10 May 2002. The FBI admitted that it betrayed the country by giving some very sensitive information related to the US government to Russia.