Aldrich Ames letters to realise up to $12,000?

Janie Brown

Janie Brown

2015-09-17 14:13:14

A collection of letters written by CIA double agent Aldrich Ames to his sister is expected to sell for $10,000-12,000 at Lion Heart Autographs in New York.

Ames collaborated with the Soviet Union from the early 1980s up until his arrest in 1994. He managed to compromise a large number of CIA agents and is currently serving life without parole.

In a 1997 letter he writes: “Well I’m back in the hole again. I was suddenly arrested in the compound on Monday afternoon February 10, hand-cuffed, strip searched and put into a solitary cell block in Allenwood’s Special Housing Unit where I’d spent the 20 months between August 94 and April 96.

“They had told me that some of the staff here feared for my safety in general population due to the story coming out in US News & World Report which they thought might rouse some of the more excitable prisoners here to kill me for my crimes or to extort from me the $2 million I’m said to have access to...”

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