U.S. Judge Reduces Probation for Russian Spys Son

The Moscow Times
Friday 25th October, 2013

PORTLAND, Oregon – A U.S. judge has reduced the probation period for a man who smuggled notes to Russian officials from his imprisoned father, a former CIA officer convicted of espionage. Federal Judge Anna Brown noted the “exemplary performance” of Nathan Nicholson on Tuesday as she knocked a year off his five-year probation that will now end in December 2014. Nicholson was sentenced to probation in 2010 for conspiring with his father, Harold “Jim” Nicholson, who had been sentenced to 24 years in prison for his 1997 espionage conviction. The father was serving time at a medium-security fed…

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