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WASHINGTON — Ten Russian intelligence officers have been arrested for allegedly serving as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States, the Justice Department announced Monday.
Eight of 10 were arrested Sunday for allegedly carrying out long-term, deep cover assignments in the United States on behalf of Russia.
Two others were arrested for allegedly participating in the same Russian intelligence program within the United States.
Each of the 10 was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in pr
Originally posted by ThaLoccster
I think it goes to show that all of our "allies" may not be as friendly as many people are led to believe.
I'd like some more information, but considering the subject I can't say how much will become available.
Originally posted by SUICIDEHK45
Since I started the same thread 1 min after you I guess I'll just put my comment here : S&F
I hope we get more details about this soon. Maybe a book and movie deal. I thought the Cold War was over. I wonder how long it will be before our spies are arrested in Russia. I wonder how long they were operating in the U.S. and what "secrets" they have found out.
Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, N. Korea, and now Russia
Here comes WWIII
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
And this surprises anyone?
Russia is the kind of ally you find in prison. They only have your back insofar as it meets their needs.
In this courtroom sketch, Anna Chapman, left, Vicky Pelaez, second from left, the defendant known as "Richard Murphy", center, the defendant known as "Cynthia Murphy", second from right, and the defendant known as "Juan Lazaro" are seen in Manhattan federal court in New York, Monday, June 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
Jan. 7: Lewinsky signs an affidavit in the Jones case declaring she "never had a sexual relationship with the president." Her lawyer does not, however, submit the affidavit yet. Lewinsky goes to Jordan's office with it. Jordan calls White House three times.
Jan. 8: Lewinsky interviews at MacAndrews & Forbes in New York. She tells Jordan the interview went poorly and he calls the chairman, Ronald Perelman. Jordan makes three calls to White House, including two to the counsel's office.
Jan. 9: Lewinsky interviews again with MacAndrews & Forbes, and with Revlon. She informally accepts a Revlon job. She calls Jordan with news. Jordan informs president, who responds: "Thank you very much."