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August 8, 1986
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Approved For Release 2011/09/27: CIA-RDP91-00587R000100230005-3 .ki PAGE of 8 August 1986 MISSING CIA TURNCOAT TAKESA4SYLUMJN. USSR A FIRED CIA agent who vanished last Sep- tember after- selling intelligence secrete to the KGB turned up in the Soviet Union yes- terday and was granted political asyluil. , Edward Lee Hewas%L 34, was identified' by the',government newspaper Izvestia as a "fart mer worker of the CIA" who was "given the right of residence in the USSR for political By MI J. BMi.Q1 reasons... The brief announce. the KGB. meat on Izvestia's back "He wiped out Mos- page did not say where cow station," said one Howard was, where he official. hadbeen for the last 11 George Carver, a for- months, monwhat he had mer CIA deputy direc- tor, said Howard knew Credit cards he took the names at some with him were used in CIA People in Moscow HelsiIIki and other as well as techniques them places outside the used my knowbd " Soviet Union, U.B. offi- Carver cials have said said. "he V the He is believed to be first to to go wit directsh to the first CIA agent or thq former agent to defect wealth of detail." to the Soviet Union The result, he said. and the first Amert, was a "loss of major can to defect since the magnitude." 1940.. Howard was fired by Howard was Bred by the CIA when he failed the CIA in 1983 after a lie detector test and two years of training as evidence turned up a contact man for U.S. that he had a drinking agenat? in Moscow. problem and had en- He was fingered-as a gaged ed and Patty wife, KGB Informer in July 1986 by Vitaly Yur- Mary, moved to Santa chenka, the Russian Fe, where he worked agent who defected to with the New Mexico the U.S., then changed Legislative Finance his mind and returned Committee. to Moscow. His first known con- Since Howard's dig- tact with the KGB appearance, five took place in Septem- American agepts have her 1984 In Austria, been caught by the where the Howard. Soviet secret police in were vacationing, the Moscow area. After that trip, he In addition, a Soviet displayed expensive engineer who wanted watches, gold Kruger- to provide topsecrgt rands and Soviet technical data to the cigars to his friends in U.S. was caught and New Mexico. executed, sources It was not until last said. August that he was fin. U.& officials attri- gered by Yurehenko, bute the roundup di- which prompted a new rectly to the informa- FBI investigation into tion Howard gave to his ackiot . NEW YORK POST Approved For Release 2011/09/27: CIA-RDP91-00587R000100230005-3