FBI COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE

FBI  COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE: from early 1983 to December, 1987, while a successful stockbroker and cable television personality, Mr. Stanson worked in counter-intelligence for the FBI. Over this four year period, his motivation came from his immigrant mother’s words, “We owe so much to this country,- we’ll never be able to repay it”.—but he did — and survived all the risks that such an operation entails. This unique case would eventually become front page news as it occurred on the heels of Gorbachev’s Washington, D.C. visit for the signing of the IMF Treaty.  When this spy – the newly appointed First Secretary of the Soviet mission to the United Nations occurred, one Senior State Department commented, “he was caught red handed”. He was being videotaped in Stanson’s home taking possession of secret documents that were supplied by the FBI. With this action, KGB operations in the United States were brought to a dramatic halt, taking the KGB twelve years before they dared to resume recruitments.


In 1988, Mr. Stanson received the bureau’s highest civilian honors in a celebration ceremony hosted by James Fox, the Director, of the FBI’s Eastern Division.  Mr. Stanson was presented with a personal letter of acknowledgment from William Sessions, Director of the FBI; an FBI statuette of their own “Oscar” for his top spy “performance” and his appointment to the FBI SPYBUSTERS “Club.”

 

Another remarkable result of Mr. Stanson’s achievements was for the first time, there was no retaliatory expulsion of more than a score of FBI, CIA, and State Department personnel from the Soviet Union.

 

Mr. Stanson also received a unexpected additional reward of gratitude from the FBI Office in New York.  On the day of his quadruple by-pass surgery in March, 1988 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, six FBI men – all with his blood type — arrived to donate blood for the operation.