Talk:Christopher John Boyce

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I can't believe he was 'falsely arrested'. Sounds like a CIA organised operation. -- 02:59, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

He was taken in by Mexican police after he was seen loitering around the Soviet Embassy and then throwing a piece of paper over the fence. Police who were monitoring activity around the Embassy arrested him and then later accussed him of having murdered a police officer because he had a postcard in his bag of the very place a police man was left dead. What Wikipedia says, as usual, is not quite right. -- 09:19, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Boyce was released from prison on parole on September 16, 2002. In October 2002, shortly after Boyce was freed, he married Kathleen Mills. She had successfully lobbied for Boyce's espionage accomplice Andrew Daulton Lee to be awarded parole in 1998. Following Lee's release from prison, she turned her attention to freeing Boyce, and the two fell in love through their correspondence. Boyce was released from parole after serving 5 years in July 2008.

Did Boyce go back to jail after parole in 2002? Why? Ediza8 (talk) 17:47, 12 February 2010 (UTC)Ediza8

No, I think that means his parole period ended.--Jack Upland (talk) 04:22, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

The article on Andrew Daulton Lee gives the woman's name as Caitlyn Mills. We need to find a verifiable source for her name and bring the two articles into agreement on that point. - Elmarco 03:51, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Removed dead link[edit]

Link appears dead: Transcript of television broadcast 60 Minutes, May 23, 1982, A Spy's Story: USA Traitor Gaoled For 40 Years After Selling Codes of Rylite and Argus Projects --KJRehberg (talk) 21:31, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

NEW LINK : This 1982 60Minutes program was done by Ray Martin (Australian journalist) I saw a snippet on

Channel 9 here in OZ has the 60 Min. franchise and therefore probably this old material is not available. (It needs checking if Whitlam was first in China or Nixon, I had heard it the other way round than in the article.) (talk) 07:04, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Mismatched names[edit]

In this article "...shortly after Boyce was freed, he married Kathleen Mills." But in the Wikipedia article on Lee, her name is spelled Caitylin Mills. Does anyone know which is correct? Throckmorton Guildersleeve (talk) 19:03, 18 October 2010 (UTC)


Any statement Allende was murdered is not factually correct. His armed resistance to being escorted out of the country led to his death.

I've removed the reference to Allende because it is unnecessary. However, the fact that someone gives "armed resistance" does not mean this person was not murdered.--Jack Upland (talk) 08:58, 19 December 2012 (UTC)


FTW, Boyce and his wife were interviewed on BBC this week. I had to listen to 3 broadcasts before I cought his name well enough to find it here. Does he belong with Chelsea Manning and [[Edward Snowden] in Category:Persons charged under the Espionage Act of 1917]? Is there a Category:Pissed off at the CIA? --Pawyilee (talk) 06:51, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

China visits wrong[edit]

The bio of Whitlam says 'In 1971 Whitlam flew to Bejing.." The bio of Nixon says that he flew to China in February 1972.

In Australia it is seen as a historic event that Whitlam was the first from the West to visit China. Could someone who's a bit familiar with what format that should take here pls tweak this when convenient. (talk) 07:13, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

I've removed the whole sentence. Yes, Whitlam did visit before Nixon, but both visits had taken place by 1974-1975, so it doesn't make sense to suggest that the CIA would conspire to remove Whitlam on these grounds. (Unless you think they also removed Nixon!)--Jack Upland (talk) 09:00, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

No additional time for the bank robberies?!?[edit]

How can you commit no fewer than SEVENTEEN bank robberies after escaping prison not to be prosecuted for those crimes once returned to prison?!? [signed] FLORIDA BRYAN

Agreed. And does anyone know whether any persons died due to his espionage?2601:602:9301:F95A:E42E:D515:D123:86AE (talk) 07:29, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
It would be good to get more details about sentencing, but 40 years is a very high sentence, and would have been considered at the time to be the equivalent to life. I don't believe anyone directly died as a result of his espionage. It concerned technical data related to US spy satellites, and wasn't very helpful to the USSR, according to the Falcon and the Snowman (book).--Jack Upland (talk) 11:42, 1 March 2017 (UTC)
I've just added some information. He got 3 years for the escape and 25 years for the bank robberies, but clearly he was paroled after serving a fraction of this.--Jack Upland (talk) 05:11, 24 March 2017 (UTC)