Artifacts

Office Computer Used by Aldrich Ames

Artifact Details

Aldrich Ames was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

From the computer in his office and through his friends and colleagues, Aldrich Ames had access to many CIA activities pertaining to the Soviet Union. Ames walked into the Soviet Embassy in Washington, DC in 1985 and began secretly working for the USSR for the next nine years. He provided information that critically hampered CIA and resulted in the deaths of a number of Soviets who had been working as sources for US intelligence. Ames fell under suspicion for his extravagant lifestyle, and an ensuing investigation led to his arrest in 1994. He pled guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

Artifact Specs

41.5 cm x 38.8 cm x 37 cm
(L x W x H)

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