Death of Judith Coplon Socolov

May 17, 1922 - February 26, 2011
New York City, New York | Age 88

NY woman convicted of spying in '49 dies at 89
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JIM FITZGERALD, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — She was young and smart and claimed she was in love, and when Judith Coplon was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1949 she became a sensation.

A 28-year-old Justice Department employee, Coplon had been caught with secret U.S. documents at a meeting with a Russian agent on a Manhattan street. She claimed she was meeting him only because she loved him, but she was found guilty at two trials.

The convictions were...

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