Central Intelligence Agency Officer Aldrich Hazem AMES - America's Deadliest Spy

Aldrich Ames was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee
who provided information regarding operations and assets to
the Soviets between 1985 and 1994.The betrayal committed by
Ames has been described as one of the worse security breaches
in American intelligence history. For his treachery, Ames received
more than $2 million.

Suspect Transactions between the Accounts of Aldrich Hazem AMES
$50,000
Wire Transfer
January 1989 and November 1990

0016770019
Banco International de Colombia
Bogota, Colombia

The information revealed by Ames exposed numerous human assets to
the Soviets and believed to have resulted in a number of those individuals
to be executed. During the same period, Ames also revealed the details of
numerous covert operations to his Soviet handlers.

Cecilia Dupuy de Casas

$111,000
13 Wire Transfers
October 1987 through December 1990

0835-206582-62
Credit Suisse Account
Zurich, Switzerland

$l,091,289
18 Wire Transfers
January 1987 through August 1991

$57,080
Cash / Wire Transfer
November 1989

50-01975
Morgan Guaranty Trust
Pierpont Funds
New York

Aldrich Hazen AMES

$75,000
Wire Transfer
April 1989

$480,000
Cash Deposited Direct by
Aldrich AMES and Rosario AMES

$10,000
2 Wire Transfers
1987

Following a 10 month investigation involving physical and electronic
surveillance, in February 1994 Ames was arrested along with his
second wife, Rosario. Three months later after a guilty plea Ames
was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
Aldrich Hazem AMES and Maria Del Rosario Casas AMES
In Custody - Court Appearance

7018340257
Dominion Bank of Virginia
Cheque Account

Aldrich Hazen AMES

Maria Del Rosario Casas AMES
Cecilia Dupuy De Cacas

Aldrich Hazen AMES

Aldrich Hazen AMES
Rosario Casas AMES

$75,000
Cheque Deposit
January 1989

$100,000
Cash / Wire Transfer
August 1989

Accounts Received $1,531,585.00

817492
Banca Nationale del Lavoro
Rome, Italy

The Arrest of Aldrich Hazem AMES
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

7018340150
Dominion Bank of Virginia
Cheque Account

795-27849
Merrill Lynch & Company
Washington, D.C.

3107908
Northwest Federal Credit Union
Herndon, Virginia

Aldrich Hazen AMES

$16,344
Wire Transfer
August 1989

50167351
Citibank, N.A.,
Long Island City, New York

$200
Cash Deposit to Open Account
31st March 1988

7104107134 266086664
Republic National Bank
Miami, Florida
(former Miami Savings & Loan)

$65,000
Wire Transfer
December 1988

0835-260880-32
$175,000
Credit Suisse Account
Wire Transfers
Zurich, Switzerland January 1989 and November 1990

$25,000
Wire Transfer
October 1988

Aldrich Hazen AMES

Cecilia Dupuy De Casas & Aldrich Hazen AMES

Aldrich Hazen AMES

$9000
Wire Transfer
1993

Aldrich Hazen AMES

$718,000.00
31 Cash and Wire Transfers
January 1987 through August 1991

203-29159
Quick & Reilly, Inc.,
McLean, Virginia
Aldrich Hazen AMES

$33,000
Purchase of Stocks
in Quick & Reilly Inc
May 1985 and November 1993

$11,700
2 Wire Transfers
1988
6666306
Northwest Federal Credit Union
Herndon, Virginia

Cecilia Dupuy de Casas

CIA Employment History
AMES Aldrich Hazen
Security Clearance: Top Secret
Commenced Duty: 17/06/1962
Annual Salary: $69,843.00
Position: Operations Officer GS-14

CIA Staff Position - 1969 to 1972
Overseas Post :- Ankara, Turkey

CIA Staff Position - Commence Employment
Joined the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA)
Aldrich Hazen AMES
Commenced duty with the
Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA

Aldrich Hazen AMES
overseas CIA Posting
Ankara, Turkey

CIA Staff Position - 1972 to 1976
Post :- Washington, D.C.

CIA Staff Position - 1976 to 1981
Post :- New York, N.Y.

Aldrich Hazen AMES
CIA Posting: Washington,
D.C.

CIA Staff Position - 1981 to 1983
Overseas Post :- Mexico City, Mexico

Aldrich Hazen AMES
CIA Posting: New York,
N.Y.

CIA Staff Position - 1983 to 1986
Post: Washington D.C.
Aldrich Hazen AMES
CIA Posting: Washington D.C.

Aldrich Hazen AMES
overseas CIA Posting
Mexico City, Mexico

CIA Staff Position - 1986 to 1989
Overseas Post :- Rome, Italy

CIA Staff Position - 1989 to Current
Post :- Washington, D.C.

Aldrich Hazen AMES
overseas CIA Posting
Rome, Italy

Aldrich Hazen AMES
CIA Posting: Washington,
D.C.

01297562
Riggs National Bank of Virginia
Cheque Account

$77,900
Cash Deposited Direct by
Aldrich AMES and Rosario AMES

Spouse

Rosario Ames
Maria Del Rosario Casas DUPUY

Part Time Student

DOB: 19/12/1952
Place of Birth: Bogota, Colombia

In Name of
(Search Warrant)

In Name of
(Search Warrant)

Residence
(Search Warrant)

Safe Deposit Box # 80042
ALDRICH and ROSARIO AMES

Georgetown University
in the District of Columbia

Paid Source of
Central Intelligence Agency
April 1983

$540,000 Purchase of residence
2512 N. Randolph Street,
Arlington, Virginia,
September 1989

Maria Del Rosario Casas DUPUY
Cultural Attache of Unnamed
Foreign Government in Mexico City,
Mexico
Asset Developed since 1982
Paid Asset - April 1983 to December
1983

Maria Del Rosario Casas AMES

$99,000 Home improvements
2512 N. Randolph St.,
Arlington, Virginia,
September 1989 through July 1993

$165,000 Purchases of
stock and securities
1985 through 1993

QEO-654

Observed At
(Surveillance)

Virginia

$455,000 Credit card bills
(payments in excess of $500),
1985 through 1993

QEO-654

First Union National Bank of Virginia

Aldrich Hazen AMES
Rosario Casas AMES

Assets of Aldrich Hazem Ames

Surveillance of Aldrich Hazem AMES during FBI Investigation

Maria Del Rosario Casas DUPUY
Paid Asset - April 1983 to December 1983

Married: 10/08/1985

$128,398
Wire Transfer
January 1989 and November 1990

Trustee for Marta Samper and Carlos Samper

Aldrich Hazen AMES
Rosario Casas AMES

Chief-Soviet Counterintelligence Branch
SE (Soviet/East European) Division
1983-1985.

Job Role: Recruit USSR Assets
Counter-Intelligence (USSR)

252.698-6
Robeco S.A Geneve
Geneva, Switzerland

$21,000 Real estate / personal
Property taxes
Arlington County
October 1989 through October 1993

Bogata Condominium
Columbia

$40,000 Purchase of 1992 Jaguar
(monthly payments in excess of $400)
Cash $25,000 ($15,000 Loan)
January 1992

$19,500 Purchase of
1989 Honda
September 1989

Cartagena Condominium
Columbia

$11,000 Child care and
education expenses
April 1992 through June 1993

Year Manufacture: 1989

1970 Chain Bridge Road McLean, Virginia

Vehicle Make: Honda
VIN: 1HGCA564XKA123675

Residence
(Search Warrant)

2512 North Randolph Street
Arlington, Virginia

Work Location
(Search Warrant)

Note Seized by FBI
"AMES making arrangements
with Soviet Handlers"

Observed At
(Surveillance)

Room GV06,
Counter-Narcotics Centre (CNC)
Central Intelligence Agency
Langley, Virginia

"Guajira"
Farm in Columbia

$7,000 Furniture purchased
September 1989 through December 1989

$25,000 Georgetown University tuition
August 1990 through August 1993

$29,800 Telephone bills
1990 to December 1993

ZZU-7277
Virginia
ZZU7277
Year Manufacture: 1992
Vehicle Make: Jaguar
VIN: SAJHY1746NC655975

Agent For

Russian Federation Foreign Intelligence Service (SVRR)
Committee for State Security of the USSR
KGB

Travel Movement
Cecilia Duput De Casas
Mother in Law of AMES
Mother-in-Law
Arrive USA from Colombia
26th September 1992

Scheduled Meeting with Soviet Contact
Aldrich Hazen AMES
scheduled a meeting with a
Soviet contact, which,
according to CIA records, he
did not thereafter report
14th February 1986

$1.5 Million

Travel Movement
Mother in Law of AMES
Depart USA for Colombia
6th October 1992

No Reason for Travel
to Bogota, Colombia

Message Located Arranging
Proposed Meeting in Bogota 1/10/1993
SVRR to Signal Confirmation 20/09/1993
at Pre-Determined Signal Site
If unable to Meet on 1/10/1993 SSVR to
Signal at Dead Drop Site on 27/09/1993

Surreptitious Meeting with KGB/SVRR
Caracas, Venezuela
Aldrich Hazen AMES meeting
with a Soviet Handlers,
discovered by analysis of
typewriter ribbon by FBI
Meetings Between
5th and 6th October 1992

CIA Travel Application 1992
Purpose - Visit Sick Mother-in-Law
Cecilia Dupuy in Bogota, Colombia
18th September 1992

Aldrich Hazen AMES
Rubbish Inspected
By Surveillance Teams
15th September 1993

Message Collected
by Surveillance Team
9th October 1993

Aldrich Hazem AMES
Photo at Time of Arrest
February 1994

No Mention of
Venezuela Travel

Link

Link

Link

Travel Movement
CIA Business
USA to Turkey
13th September 1993

Travel Movement
CIA Business
Turkey to USA
17th September 1993

Travel Arrangements Made
USA - Bogota (29/09/1993)
Bogota - USA (04/10/1993)
19th September 1993

Link

$5000
Cash Deposit
15th February 1992

Aldrich Hazen AMES
Rick Ames
DOB: 26/05/1941
US Citizen

Account Holder

Message Retrieved from AMES Computer
Indication of disclosure of CIA human source
- cryptonym "GTPROLOGUE" in KGB
17th December 1990

Travel Movement
Colombia to Caracas, Venezuela
4th October 1992

Travel Movement
Venezuela to Miami Florida USA
7th October 1992

Messages Retrieved from
AMES Computer
9th October 1993

$8500
Message Retrieved from AMES Computer
Cash Deposit
Request for Money/Payment
from SVRR
15th February 1992
8th June 1992

$8500
Cash Deposit
8th October 1992

$7000
Cash Deposit
13th October 1992

$1700
Cash Deposit
13th October 1992

Messages Retrieved from
AMES Computer
9th October 1993

7018340150
Dominion Bank of Virginia
Cheque Account

$8600
$9400
Cash Deposit
Cash Deposit
22nd October 1992 10th November 1992

$9600
Cash Deposit
18th October 1992

$8700
Cash Deposit
30th October 1992

AMES Computer Records Extracted
* clandestine communications,
* classified CIA operations,
* classified CIA human assets,
* identities of CIA covert personnel,
* Financial Payments for Disclosure
9th October 1993

SVRR Modify Meeting Arrangements
AMES receives message at
Dead DropSite
On or Around 29th
September 1993

Approved

Travel Movement
USA to Bogata, Colombia
2nd October 1992

Message Collected by AMES
Washington Post - Handwritten Note
"Are ready to meet at a city well known to you
on 1 Nov. Alt dates are 2, 7, 8 Nov. If it
does for you put Smile before the 17th of October"
3rd October 1993

$5000
Cash Deposit
16th November 1992

Check Dead Drop Site
Garfield Terrace Northwest
in company with wife, Rosario
9th September 1993

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES conversation with Rosario AMES
Concerns expressed regarding loss of
baggage during trip to Bogotoa - Use of
carry on with a "envelope" with a "big hunk".
25th October 1993

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES conversation with Rosario AMES
Discuss about dealing with Money.
Suggestion about leaving money in Bogota
28th October 1993

Suspected Cash Payment by SVRR
Unknown Amount Cash

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES calls Rosario AMES
Concerns - Delay in Airline Baggage
on arrival in Bogota
30th October 1993

Surveillance Teams Observe
Chalk Mark Made by AMES
"SS Smile" at Dead Drop Site
37th and R Streets, Northwest, Washington, D.C.
13th October 1993

Failure to Notify CIA
Overseas Travel
Mandatory Requirement

Link

Link

Cancel Travel Arrangements
USA - Bogota (29/09/1993)
Bogota - USA (04/10/1993)
30th September 1993

Travel Movement
USA to Bogota, Colombia
30th October 1993
Surveillance Teams Observe
AMES Leave Home at 6:22 am
AMES Returns Home at 6:44am
13th October 1993

Search Room GV06 CIA HQ
Aldrich AMES Office
* 144 Secret Files * 10 Top Secret Files
* Other Files that should be classified
25th June 1993

Surreptitious Meeting with
KGB/SVRR
Bogota, Colombia
Aldrich Hazen AMES
meeting with a Soviet
Handlers
Meetings Between
1st and 2nd November 1993

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES conversation with Rosario AMES
Coaches wife how to deal with enquiries about
his absence "I went up to Annapolis.
You don't have to explain why."
29th October 1993

Surveillance Team Observe
No Marking at Dead Drop Site
As per 3:35 pm
12th October 1993

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES conversation with Rosario AMES
Discuss Future Meetings and Financial Payments
Statement of $190000.00
3rd November 1993

Link

Travel Movement
Colombia to USA
3rd November 1993

$8700
Cash Deposit
Electronic Surveillance 4th November 1993
Aldrich AMES calls Rosario AMES
Discuss Meetings - Rosario expresses
need for caution / safety
1st November 1993

$5400
Cash Deposit
11th November 1993

Cash Deposits to Dominion Bank of Virginia
Accounts 7018340150 - 7018340257
$58500.00

Aldrich Hazen AMES

Enroute to
Residence

7018340257
Dominion Bank of Virginia
Cheque Account

$8500
Cash Deposit
8th October 1992

Maria Del Rosario Casas AMES
Cecilia Dupuy De Cacas

$6500
Cash Deposit
15th February 1992
01297562
Riggs National Bank of Virginia
Cheque Account

$9200
Cash Deposit
13th October 1992

$7300
Cash Deposit
30th October 1992

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES conversation with Rosario AMES
Advises that Overseas Trip Cancelled
29th September 1993

$3200
Cash Deposit
16th November 1992

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES calls Rosario AMES
States "All is well", Rosario asks
whether "Financially as well"
Aldrich answers in positive "Yeah"
3rd October 1993

Electronic Surveillance
Aldrich AMES converses with Rosario AMES
Discuss Dead Drop Site Signal
Iintention to leave signal around 6:00am ~ 6:30am
12th October 1993

Russian Embassy
1125 16th Street, Northwest
Washington, D.C.

Enroute
to Embassy

SVRR Dead Drop Site Identified
37th and R Streets, Northwest
Washington, D.C.

$5400
Cash Deposit
4th November 1993

Russian Residential Compound
Mount Alto, Northwest
Washington, D.C.

Cash Deposits to Riggs National Bank of Virginia
Account 01297562
$28200.00

Aldrich Hazen AMES
Rosario Casas AMES

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Vitaly Yurchenko

Dmitri Polyakov

Valery Martynov

Oleg Gordievsky

Sergei Motorin

Leonid Polishchuk

Sergey Fedorenko

KGB officer in the 5th Department of Directorate K,
and "the highest-ranking KGB officer ever to defect
to the US". Defected in August 1985, only to repatriate
to the Soviet Union three months later. Ames was privy
to the information provided by Yurchenko to the CIA,
debriefing him 20 times between 1984 and 1985.
Ames admitted to reporting everything back to the
Soviets. On his own volition Yurchenko returned to the
Soviet Embassy in Washington DC, claiming the US
had drugged and kidnapped him.

In the mid-1980s, Major General Dmitri Polyakov
was the highest ranking figure in Soviet military
intelligence (GRU) giving information to the CIA. He
was executed in 1988 after Ames exposed him.
Considered the most valuable of the assets
compromised by Ames.

Valery Martynov was a Line X (Technical & Scientific
Intelligence) officer at the Washington rezidentura.
While a CIA mole was suspected of working at the
Washington rezidentura, no one was able to pinpoint
who it was. Ames handed over information that
led to his arrest and execution

Oleg Gordievsky was an officer in the
rezidenturra in London. He spied for
the British SIS. Ames handed over
information about Gordievsky that
identified him as a traitor, although the
British SIS later managed to extract him.

Major Sergei Motorin was a Line PR (Political
Intelligence) officer at the Washington rezidentura.
The FBI blackmailed him into spying for the US.
He was one of two moles at the rezidentura
who was betrayed by Ames.Motorin too was
quickly executed after he was exposed.

Colonel Leonid Polishchuk was a Line KR
(Counter-intelligence) agent in Nigeria. He too
was betrayed by Ames. His arrest was
attributed to a chance encounter where KGB
agents observed a CIA agent loading a dead
drop. After some time, Polishchuk was seen
removing the contents.

Sergey Fedorenko was a nuclear arms expert assigned to the
Soviet delegation to the United Nations. In 1987, Ames was
assigned to handle him, and Fedorenko provided information
about the Soviet missile program. Ames was initially hesitant to
betray his friend, but provided the Soviets with the information.
Fedorenko used political connections to get himself out of trouble.
On Fedorenko's return to US he met with Ames who promised to
assist him. Ames betrayed him to the KGB a second time.
Fedorenko escaped arrest by KGB and defected to the US.

Executed by Russian Authorities

Executed by Russian Authorities

Executed by Russian Authorities

Soviet Agents Betrayed by AMES