|General Benedict Arnold|
It was four years later, when Benedict Arnold, as commander of West Point, agreed to surrender West Point to the British for $20,000. The plot was discovered after British spy John André was captured, forcing Arnold to flee to British protection, where he joined in their fight against the country that he once so valiantly served. No one understands all the reasons that lead this once valiant solider and trusted General under George Washingon to such a shameless act of treachery, but his name has since become synonymous with the word "traitor" in America.
He paid for his crime for the rest of his life--never able to return to the United States, the country he had once loved. And he was never accepted or trusted by the British. He died in London in 1801.