Canadian pleads guilty to spying, gets 10 years

A former Canadian university professor charged with passing NATO secrets to the Soviets in the late 1950s changed his innocent plea to guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in jail.

The sentence followed Hugh Hambleton's unexpected change of plea to one of two charges brought against him for photographing top secret NATO documents and passing them to the Russians while working in NATO's Paris offices from 1956 to 1961. Attorney General Michael Havers told the court earlier that he had new evidence from the Canadian and French governments destroying Mr. Hambleton's defense that he acted as a double agent, passing the Russians information under the control of Canadian and French secret services.

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