Mark Zborowski, a former research associate in the University's Department of Public Health, was accused Wednesday in New York Federal Court of being a Soviet espionage agent in the United States from 1943 to 1947.
The 50-year-old Russian-born anthropologist is being tried for perjury. He is accused of falsely denying to a federal grand jury on Feb. 20, 1957, that he knew Jack Soble, a confessed Soviet spy. However, Zborowski later admitted knowing Soble.
Herbert C. Kantor, assistant United States Attorney, stated that Soble had been Zborowski's superior in the spy ring. Kantor said Soble would testify that he had had 50 meetings with the defendant and that Zborowski had given him information to be transmitted to the Soviet Union.