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James Donovan and His Client Rudolf Abel

When Rudolf Abel (Willy Fisher) was arrested by federal agents, in 1957, he asked the Brooklyn Bar Association to select counsel for him. After some consideration, James Donovan accepted Abel's defense.

In this photograph, taken in 1957, we see Donovan (seated on the left) with his client Rudolf Abel (seated, wearing glasses, on the right).

Although Donovan encouraged Abel to cooperate with the federal government, Abel refused to do so. All he would admit is that he was a citizen of the Soviet Union who was unlawfully residing in the United States.


Media Credits

Photo, by unnamed photographer, who took a picture of the proceedings involving Rudolf Abel in Brooklyn's federal courthouse.

 

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