Death of Stig Bergling

January 24, 2015
Stockholm, Sweeden

Soviet spy who fled from Swedish prison dies
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By KARL RITTER, The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold War and brazenly escaped while serving a life sentence for espionage, has died. He was 77.

Bergling's death was first reported Thursday by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The Swedish tax authority, which records deaths, confirmed he died on Jan. 24. No cause was given.

Bergling, who worked for both the Swedish police...

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