Christopher John Boyce was an American citizen who was arrested in 1979 for selling US spy satellite secrets to the Soviet Union. American, when used as an adjective, can mean of the United States of America or of or relating to the Americas; when used as a noun, United States citizen, residing in the Americas, or less frequently American English. Immigrants to the United States are usually called first-generation Americans, regardless... 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... Soviet Union - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...
He worked for military contractor TRW in Redono Beach, California, where his father, an FBI agent, was able to get him a job. Boyce's friend Andrew Daulton Lee was used as a courier. For other things named TRW, see TRW (disambiguation). ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Andrew Daulton Lee was portrayed by Sean Penn in the based on a true story movie The Falcon and the Snowman. ...
The story of their case was told in the best-selling book The Falcon and the Snowman. The book was turned into a movie in 1985 starring Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn. Timothy Hutton (born 16 August 1960) is an American actor. ... Sean Penn (born August 17, 1960) is a American film actor noted for his inflammatory and sometimes violent personality. ...
Boyce went to prison at age 22; had spend half his life in prison. In 1980 he escaped from a federal prison and carried out several bank robberies before being arrested in Washington. He was released in 2003. His parole will end in 2048. 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ...
Robert Lindsey, The Falcon and the Snowman: A True Story of Freindship and Espionage, Lyons Press, 1979, ISBN 1-58574-502-2
Boyce, the son of a security chief at McDonnell Douglas, along with childhood friend Andrew Daulton Lee, were raised in the very affluent seaside community of Palos Verdes Peninsula near Los Angeles.
Boyce considered going to the press, but believed the media's earlier disclosure of CIA involvement in the 1973 Chilean coup d'etat, which had resulted in the overthrow and killing of Chilean president Salvador Allende, had not changed anything for the better.
Boyce was convicted of espionage and sentenced to 40 years in prison at the federal penitentiary in Lompoc, California.
ChristopherBoyce was the villain in the biggest American spy scandal for forty years.
CHRISTOPHERBOYCE: Well, I have no problems with the label traitor, if you qualify what it's to, and I think that eventually the United States Government is going to involve the world in the next world war.
CHRISTOPHERBOYCE: Not to the extent that it was, but there was definitely conversations in the Black Vault, and in the Security Area, with members of TRW Security about the problems with Mr Whitlam.
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