publication date: Saturday, April 24, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Crime

clue: A few years after the Cold War ended, so did the treasonous espionage campaign by this CIA agent, whose lavish lifestyle eventually became too conspicuous to ignore.

explanation: Ames was a CIA agent who provided intelligence to Russia in exchange for millions of dollars. He had been investigated for living far beyond his means for almost a decade before his 1994 arrest, and the CIA was criticized for not acting faster against him. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart


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