Robert Hanssen

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BornRobert Philip Hanssen
Chicago, Illinois, United States
ReligionRoman Catholic
Criminal charge
18 U.S.C. § 794(a) and 794(c) (Espionage Act)
Criminal status
Incarcerated at ADX Florence
ParentsHoward Hanssen (father) Vivian Hanssen (mother)
SpouseBernadette "Bonnie" Wauck Hanssen
Member ofOpus Dei

Not to be confused with Robert A. Hanssen

Robert Philip Hanssen is a FBI agent found guilty of spying for cash.


He plead guilty to selling U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and subsequently the Russian Federation for more than US$1.4 million in cash and diamonds over a 22-year period.[1] The USDOJ have described this as "possibly the worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history."[2] responsible for "".


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Ames and Hanssen Driven to Spy by Reckless Double Agent Operationsessay2003Trowbridge Ford


  1. Wise 2003, p. 8
  2. A Review of FBI Security Programs (Webster Report) (March 2002). Commission for Review of FBI Security Programs, United States Department of Justice.

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