Tag Archives: spy

Unknown Convergence

While Mary Bancroft, the first child of Hugh Bancroft, was following her freelance journalistic career in Zürich, Switzerland, giving talks to the American Women’s Club of Zürich, radio talks, and writing articles for the Swiss press, she was bored and longed for adventure. As German aggression heated up in Europe, she...

Luxury

Young George Trofimoff had never experienced luxury. Growing up in his foster home in the Russian emigre enclave of Berlin, he was well cared for and was raised in a good environment. That is not to say there was an excess of goods, and, as World War II progressed, there were...

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...

A Note of Reason (United States of America v. George Trofimoff)

There is a propagandist strategy I call “a note of reason”. It is used by good (successful) salesmen, evangelists, and core political ideologues. The idea and the approach is simple, but it takes practice to perfect. When used effectively, the customer, the church goer ( I am always reminded of...

The Trofimoff Sting

The FBI decided, based on limited information from a KGB defector, that Colonel George Trofimoff had leaked classified information to the Soviets in the decade of the 70s. It was a time when Col. Trofimoff was Chief of an interrogation center for the U.S. Army in Nurenberg, Germany. The FBI...

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...