A U.S. Spy Captured in Russian Federation?

A U.S. Spy Captured in Russian Federation?

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Officials who work for Russia's domestic security agency reported late Friday, on Russian run state media, that they have arrested a USA citizen on espionage charges. No details of the detention or Whelan's alleged espionage activities have yet been disclosed. "The Russian Federal Security Service investigation department opened a criminal case against a United States citizen under article 276 of the Russian Criminal Code (espionage)".

By Russian law, foreigners found guilty of spying on Russia face between 10 and 20 years in prison.

Russian Federation has detained a US citizen on spying charges that could land him in prison for as long as 20 years, the TASS news agency reported Monday. "We have requested this access and expect Russian authorities to provide it".

American authorities detained and charged Russian national Maria Butina with spying earlier this year.

The State Department could not be immediately reached for comment.

"The service wouldn't have made this information public unless it had solid evidence", he told the RIA Novosti news agency.

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