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Czech Spy Jiri Pasovsky Passed CIA Polygraph
Nov 3rd, 2005 at 2:04pm
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A report on the Czech English-language Prague Daily Monitor website mentions that former Communist secret police agent Jiri Pasovsky served as a double agent against the CIA and passed a polygraph "test."

Apparently, Pasovsky was not the brightest bulb on the tree, either. He shot the Nigerian consul in Prague after he lost $500,000 in an investment scam by a man claiming to represent the Nigerian National Petroleum Company.


Man who killed Nigerian consul was allegedly an StB agent

(PDM staff with CTK) 3 November - Pensioner Jiri Pasovsky, who killed the Nigerian consul and wounded his secretary in 2003, was an agent of the former Communist secret police (StB) who infiltrated the CIA, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

Pasovsky, who is seriously ill, was sentenced to five years in prison in September for the crime. He reportedly angered over being cheated in a Nigerian financial scam and demanded that the consul compensate him. When he learned that the consul could not give him the money back, Pasovsky shot him.

Pasovsky lived five years in Afghanistan in the late 1960s where he was a member of a foreign mission of Czech doctors. However, apart from his medical work he was to monitor his colleagues within the mission, the paper says.

He was also to find foreigners who could collaborate with the StB. But his main task was to infiltrate the CIA and work there as a double agent, a task at which he finally succeeded. He managed to pass a polygraph test.

His codename was Duhak. He worked for the secret police because of his Communist views, but also because of money. His superiors in the StB were satisfied with his work, MfD writes.

Pasovsky reported on all foreigners he met from the very beginning of his work for the secret police. He received information on the functioning of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and drew attention to some Czechoslovak experts who asked at the U.S. or German embassies whether it would be possible to emigrate.

When then StB senior officer Josef Frolik defected to the CIA following the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Soviet troops in 1969, he told the Americans the truth about Pasovsky.

After Pasovsky returned from Afghanistan in 1971, he contacted the StB himself and was willing to continue in the cooperation. It seems that the secret police did not continue its cooperation with Pasovsky, though not all of its documents on Pasovsky are available.

CTK news edited by the staff of the Prague Daily Monitor, a Monitor CE service.

Another Czech double agent who fooled the CIA's polygraphers is Karel Frantisek Koecher, who obtained a job as a CIA translator.
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