Duquesne spy ring – Spy Image of the Week

The Spy Ring, looking pretty unhappy about the way things turned out.

The largest espionage case in the US was the Duquesne spy ring. Led by Fritz Duquesne who despised the British and became a spy for Germany in both World Wars I and II, the ring was caught and prosecuted by the FBI in 1941. Interestingly they were found guilty on December 13th, 1941. I would image that having a jury deliberate on whether you are a traitor a few days after Pearl Harbor was not what they would have hoped for. In January the group was sentenced to a total of 300 years in prison.

More at Wikipedia.

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