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Woman, 98, Fighting To Clear Name 60 Years After Soviet Spy Allegations

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Years ago, 98-year-old Miriam Moscowitz was accused of associating with people giving secrets to the Soviet Union. Now after two-years in jail and 60 years of living with the stigma, she's fighting in court to have her name cleared.

“It's been like a shroud around me and I don't want it and I'm at the end of my life and I want it cleaned up,” she said.

Moscowitz admits that she was associated with two men who were likely passing along information to the Soviet Union. She even worked for one of them, Abe Brothman, but says her conviction was part of the anti-communism hysteria of the 1950's.

“It was a terrible time, it was an irrational time, people were sitting back thinking all of this was true. It was not. It was a campaign,” she said.

Now, Moscowitz is back in court because newly unsealed documents allegedly show that one of the witnesses that testified against her repeatedly said she knew nothing, but then changed his story.

“He said one thing to the FBI and he said another thing on the witness stand when he was facing the death penalty,” she said.

To complicate matters even further, Moscowitz admits to having an affair with her boss Abe Brothman, but even 60 years later painfully regrets it.

“I had no business doing what I did. This guy was married it was unconscionable,” she recalled.

After her court hearing earlier this week the Government asked for more time to decide how or even if they want to fight this case or simply grant Moscowitz her request to clear her name.

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