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Robert Hanssen

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The Resume

    (April 18, 1944-June 5, 2023)
    Senior FBI Agent who specialized in counterintelligence
    Spied for the Soviet Union and then Russia for $1.4 million in cash and diamonds
    Arrested February 20, 2001 after a tip from a Russian intelligence officer about a double agent
    Escaped the death penalty by pleading guilty to 15 counts of espionage and conspiracy
    Sentenced to life in prison without parole

Why he might be annoying:

    He sold US secrets to the Russians.
    Some US analysts have called him the most damaging spy in US history.
    A few other FBI agents say he did it for thrills and/or adventure.
    He compromised dozens of Russians spying for the US; some of them were executed.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He apologized for his crimes even though he had no incentive to do so (he had already been sentenced).
    US intelligence interrogated him for information.
    His neighbors knew him to be a family man.

Credit: Wang

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 783 Votes: 67.31% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 6 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 69.23% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 29 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 70 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 50 Votes: 84.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 111 Votes: 65.77% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 113 Votes: 66.37% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 114 Votes: 77.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 169 Votes: 76.92% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 210 Votes: 76.19% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 316 Votes: 69.62% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 556 Votes: 67.99% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 499 Votes: 69.94% Annoying