UPDATE, Apr. 19: The house where former FBI Agent Robert Hanssen launched his insidious espionage against the U.S., on Talisman Drive, is for sale. Just $725,000 gets you five bedrooms, three full baths and a dark piece of American history. The listing’s here.
ORIGINAL ITEM: Who can forget Robert Hanssen, that creepy FBI agent who lived in Vienna with his wife and six kids, who also spent a lot of his time spying for the Soviet Union? And spent his spy money on a stripper? He got caught in 2001, after he went to make a drop in Foxstone Park, that little finger of a park in Vienna not far from Hanssen’s neighborhood off Beulah Road.
Well it turns out that Hanssen had a neighbor who was a CIA agent. And for several years, until they finally figured out it was Hanssen, the neighbor was the chief suspect, and lived a hellish life under federal scrutiny. His name was Brian Kelley, and the Fairfax County Times has his genuinely fascinating story.