Date: July 05, 2016 10:17PM
I hadn't thought about this guy for years, until today. For those who aren't aware, Richard Miller was the first FBI agent in history to be convicted of espionage. My wife and I were super-TBMs when this happened in 1984, and we were flabbergasted that a fellow Latter-Day Saint would do what he did.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Miller_(agent
"Miller was alleged to have provided classified documents, including an FBI Counterintelligence manual, to the Ogorodnikovs after demanding $50,000 in gold and $15,000 cash in return."
"In early 1984, the LDS Church excommunicated Miller for adultery."
I thought this part was kinda funny:
"Colleagues who knew former FBI Special Agent Richard W. Miller described him as "bumbling", "inept", and "lunchy". The last description referred to his unkempt appearance, and the fact that he often was observed with food crumbs and stains on his clothing. Former FBI Special Agent and author Gary Aldrich described Miller in this manner:
"Most agents assigned to Los Angeles during that time who knew Miller would probably agree that he should never have been hired in the first place. How he even got through the FBI Academy was a big mystery. But how Miller avoided losing his job for being one of the dumbest, most unkept, most unpopular misfits the agency had ever hired was not a mystery. The management should have watched Miller more carefully."