Ronald Pelton: National Security Agency Analyst Who Was Convicted in 1986 of Selling Secrets to the Soviets

From a Washington Post obit by Emily Langer headlined “Ronald Pelton, spy convicted of selling secrets to Soviets, dies at 80”:

Ronald W. Pelton, a National Security Agency analyst who was convicted in 1986 of selling secrets to the Soviets in one of the most damaging intelligence breaches of the Cold War, died in Frederick, Md.

Mr. Pelton was an Air Force veteran with training in the Russian language when he joined the NSA in 1965. With over 14 years at the intelligence agency, he developed an expertise in Soviet communications and was granted top-secret clearance.