US Arrests 10 Deep Cover Russian Espionage Agents

The Department of Justice announces what appears to be a major bust of Russian deep cover espionage agents in N.J., N.Y. Va. and Massachusetts: Eight individuals were arrested Sunday for allegedly carrying out long-term, "deep-cover" assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation, the Justice Department announced today. Two additional defendants were also arrested Sunday for allegedly participating in the same Russian intelligence program within the United States.In total, 11 defendants, including the 10 arrested, are charged in two separate criminal complaints with conspiring to act as unlawful agents of the Russian Federation within the United States. Federal law prohibits individuals from acting as agents of foreign governments within the United States without prior notification to the U.S. Attorney General. Nine of the defendants are also charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering.The defendants known as "Richard Murphy" and...(Read Full Post)