Dickstein, Samuel

(1885–1954)
   The only known member of the U.S. Congress on the Soviet intelligence service’s payroll, Samuel Dickstein spied for money. Dickstein, who served 22 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, had the derogatory code name “Crook” in the Soviet files. He was paid $1,250 a month for information his committee gathered on anti-Soviet refugees in the United States. His information was useful to the Soviets for targeting Trotskyites. The NKVD rezident in New York, Gaik Ovakimyan, had no illusions about his agent, characterizing him in a telegram in 1938 to Moscow as “a complete racketeer and a blackmailer.” Dickstein told his Soviet handler that he was also working for Polish intelligence because of the high cost of political campaigning.

Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence. . 2014.

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