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The Trofimoff Inconsistency

Colonel George Trofimoff was convicted of spying for the KGB in a Tampa federal court in 2001. He was 74 at the time of his conviction and was the highest ranking U.S. military personnel ever convicted of spying. In 1917, the Communist Bolsheviks assassinated his grandparents,who were of the Czarist nobility. His grandfather was a...

Trofimoff Trial Strategy

Colonel George Trofimoff was tried and convicted of spying for the Soviets. He is the highest ranking U.S. army officer ever convicted. Prosecutors use a rich basket of subtle tricks to influence juries. In Colonel Trofimoff’s trial it began early, by the very naming of the case. A KGB defector had given...

Colonel George Trofimoff

Looking through my cell window of the federal prison at Butner, North Carolina, I saw a tall, slightly stooped, older man walking the track of the “rec yard”. I could tell by his body language and his gate he was depressed, though he would never admit it. Stooped for the...