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FBI agent reportedly offered detailed view of intelligence

A 20-year FBI veteran offered the Soviet Union a ''very detailed'' picture of US intelligence activities for $50,000 in gold and $15,000 cash, according to authorities. Special agent Richard W. Miller, the first FBI agent ever charged with spying, was held without bail.

Mr. Miller admitted he was in financial trouble and supplied Svetlana Ogorodnikov and and her estranged husband, Nikolay Ogorodnikov, with classified FBI documents. The two Soviet emigres were also arrested and detained without bail.

A preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 15. The spying charges against Miller carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

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