|Published:||Jan 18, 2011 11:11 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 18, 2011 8:12 PM EST|
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One of the highest-ranking CIA officers ever convicted of espionage has been sentenced to eight more years in prison after pleading guilty to betraying his country a second time.
Harold "Jim" Nicholson is already serving 24 years for selling classified U.S. documents to Russia between 1994 and 1996.
But he admitted using his son, Nathan, to collect a "pension" from Russian agents beginning in 2006 while the elder Nicholson was serving his time in federal prison in Oregon.
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