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St. Paul native Clayton J. Lonetree was found guilty of espionage. He was the first U.S. Marine ever to be convicted of spying against the United States. Lonetree was convicted of providing documents that included blueprints of U.S. Embassies in Moscow and Vienna to a female Soviet Officer "Violetta Seina." Originally sentenced to 30 years, Lonetree was released after serving nine years in 1996. Here's a clip from TCMediaNow.

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