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by Norman R. Hamilton

Richard Craig Smith was a good agent: a highly trained CIA operative in an undercover operation designed to penetrate the highest levels of the Soviet KBG. He was effective, until he was double-crossed.... Without warning, Craig Smith was abruptly cut off from all his case officers. His contacts disappeared. he was left out in the cold. In an effort to discover what had gone wrong, Smith committed a serious error --- he used an FBI contact to look for the man who had supervised the CIA undercover operation....On April 4th, 1984, he was arrested by the FBI and charged with espionage against the very country for which he had risked his life. The U.S. Government intended to convict him as a traitor and repeatedly used its awesome power against him.... A thought-provoking example of misused and unrestrained governmental power, this book raises significant questions about the fragile nature of America's freedom.
Download Accused: R. Craig Smith the Spy Left Out in the Cold epub
ISBN: 0882902903
ISBN13: 978-0882902906
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Author: Norman R. Hamilton
Language: English
Publisher: Horizon Publishers and Distributors, Inc.; 1st edition (January 1, 1989)
Pages: 232 pages
ePUB size: 1321 kb
FB2 size: 1824 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 333
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Five Stars. This is the only book that has been written about this famous spy case. It is about an innocent victim who agreed to work for the CIA, but when the "notional" CIA company in Hawaii got into a financial scandal because of the loss of $22 million of investor money, CIA decided to close shop and disappear leaving Craig Smith holding the bag, without a method to contact his case officer. When Craig went to the FBI to reestablish contact with CIA his troubles mounted. CIA denied Craig ever worked for them and Craig was accused of being a Russian spy. After spending $200,000 in legal fees, and three years fighting for his freedom in the court system, Craig won his case against the FBI, CIA, and Department of Justice. His jury believed him to be a loyal trustworthy citizen. His case is the only espionage case won against the US Government. Craig now gives speeches against unnecessarily classifying documents to hide operational errors, falsely accusing a victim of wrongdoing, and failing to correct mistakes in the government bureaucracy. This book is Craig's side of the story. It is hoped that someday, someone in the FBI, CIA, or Justice Department will give their side to this story.
good to hear from actor's personal point of view.....well written...clarified information previously obtained from third party authors on same subject
The writing could have been better, but the story was very compelling. Interesting facts, interesting conclusion, a telling expose of life among the spooks. The fact is (obvious) that nobody's intelligence machinery functions anywhere near as smoothly or efficiently as they would wish us to believe. When your goal is nefarious, you get nefarious people to achieve it. Anyone operating at a level of sophistication and morality as Richard Smith did is going to be disappointed, disavowed and probably worse.