posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 11:13 AM
An American woman was arrested Thursday on charges that she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, accepting $10,000 for
her work, prosecutors said Thursday.
Susan Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her hometown of Takoma Park, Maryland, and was to appear in court later in the day in Baltimore, authorities in
New York said.
She was accused of conspiring to act as a spy for the Iraqi Intelligence Service and with engaging in prohibited financial transactions involving the
Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein.
According to the indictment, she continued to correspond with the undercover agent until last month and followed the agent's instructions to leave
packages on two occasions in August in "dead drop" operations.
Lindauer, who has not yet been assigned a defense lawyer, faces up to 10 years in prison on the most serious charge and five years on the lesser
charge if she is convicted, prosecutors said.
Like most, in my mind I always think of spies as being men, loaner types mainly. I guess money really does affect people in many different ways.
Only ten thousand dollars though, I would have thought that there would be more money involved.
[Edited on 11-3-2004 by Zion Mainframe]