Former Soviet Embassy

Supposed Use:
Russian Ambassador’s Residence
1125 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Operated By:
Russian Government
Historically Preserved:
For Sale?

From 1967 to 1985, when his drunk and embittered ex-wife ratted him out to the Feds, naval officer John Walker went from a low-level asset looking to make quick cash to what some have called “one of the most damaging spies” in US history. His run started when he dropped by the former Soviet Embassy with unsolicited documents. By the time it ended, Walker had recruited three other spies into his ring, including his brother and son, and sold at least 250,000 documents. When arrested at the Ramada Inn in Rockville, he wasn’t exactly remorseful. “K-Mart has better security than the Navy,” he told interrogators.

Source Washingtonian 

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