Defendant Markus Reichel, a former employee of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, BND, waits for his trial for espionage in a courtroom in Munich, Germany, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. (Christof Stache/Pool Photo via AP)
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A German suspected triple agent charged with treason admitted Monday to spying for the CIA, telling a court he had done so out of dissatisfaction with his secret service job.Reichel's case emerged during a furor over revelations of widespread US spying, revealed by former CIA intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, which has also sunk its partner service the BND into an unprecedented crisis.Besides accusing him of sending "scores of documents and internal information" to the US Central Intelligence Agency, prosecutors said Reichel also provided three documents to the Russian secret service in the country's Munich consulate.Rather, what Reichel obtained from the CIA was recognition.
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