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ID:

636

Date:

2013-05-22

Headline:

A Soviet Spy in Congress Still Has His Street

Reporter's name:

Sam Roberts

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

New York Times: City Room blog

City:

New York, NY

Summary:

Honored with a street in his old neighborhood, New York City’s Samuel Dickstein was a member of Congress and later a state Supreme Court justice, but according to documents released under FOIA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was unaware that he had been paid by Soviet agents for four years while serving in Congress in the 1930s.

Notes:

Dickstein's role came to light as a result of research conducted by Allen Weinstein for "The Haunted Wood"; Weinstein would later serve as U.S. Archivist from 2005-2008.

Keywords:

Samuel Dickstein, Congress, Soviet Union, U.S.S.R., House Un-American Activities Committee, Allen Weinstein

URL:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/a-street-named-for-a-soviet-spy-goes-largely-unnoticed/


Agencies:

FBI

States:

NY

Categories:

FBI
foreign affairs


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