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Robert Hanssen

FBI agent who spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services

Robert Philip Hanssen (born April 18, 1944) is a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent.

Robert Hanssen
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Hanssen in 2001
Robert Philip Hanssen

(1944-04-18) April 18, 1944 (age 75)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Other namesRamon Garcia, Jim Baker, G. Robertson, Graysuit, "B"
OccupationFormer FBI agent and spy for the Soviet Union and later the Russian Federation
Criminal statusIncarcerated at ADX Florence
Spouse(s)Bernadette "Bonnie" Wauck Hanssen
Parent(s)Howard Hanssen (father)
Vivian Hanssen (mother)
Allegiance Soviet Union  Russia
Criminal chargeTemplate:Uscsub and Template:Uscsub2 (Espionage Act)
PenaltyLife imprisonment (without parole)

He spied for Soviet and Russian intelligence services against the United States from 1979 to 2001. His espionage was called by the Department of Justice as "possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history."[1]

He is serving a 15 consecutive life sentences at ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison near Florence, Colorado.


  1. A Review of FBI Security Programs (Webster Report) (March 2002). Commission for Review of FBI Security Programs, United States Department of Justice.