In the U.S. indicted 11 suspected of spying for Russia
Eleven suspected of espionage charges in two cases involving the illegal implementation of intelligence operations in the U.S. in favor of the Russian Federation. This is stated in the report of the Ministry of justice, as reported by RIA Novosti."Only 11 people, including ten of those arrested, charged under two different criminal cases in the conspiracy to work as illegal agents of the Russian Federation on the territory of the United States", - stated in the document.Eight people were detained Sunday, June 27, on suspicion of being involved in deep cover of intelligence in favor of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of justice notes."Two others were arrested on Tuesday, allegedly for participating in the same Russian residronate in the USA", - stated in the document."Federal laws prohibit private persons to act in the U.S. as agents of a foreign government without prior notification to the attorney General," stressed the Ministry of justice."Nine of the defendants were also accused of conspiracy to money laundering", - stated in the document.Two people, known as Richard Murphy and Cynthia Murphy were arrested the day before in the state of new Jersey and must be brought in a Federal court in Manhattan on Monday.Vicky Piles and the man known under the name Juan Lazaro, were arrested in new York and will appear before the same court."Michael Totally and Patricia mills, were arrested yesterday at his home in Arlington, Virginia, and will appear today before a Federal court in Alexandria city", - stated in the document.In Arlington, was arrested and Mikhail Semenko, who also have to appear in court in Alexandria."In addition, the defendants known as Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley were arrested yesterday at his home in Boston and must now be brought before the Boston Federal court. The accused, known as Christopher R. Metsos, remains at large," reads the document. Christopher Metsos is wanted in this case.Anna Chapman was arrested in Manhattan on Sunday and will appear before the court today, adds the Ministry of justice.The names Murphy, Lazaro, Zottoli, mills, Heathfield, Foley and Metsos in the press release of the Ministry of justice in quotes, ITAR-TASS reported. Apparently, therefore, the us authorities have questioned the authenticity of these names.A conspiracy charge in espionage in favour of another state faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment. The article "money laundering" can be punished with imprisonment for the term up to 20 years.Proceedings against those arrested filed in Federal district court in the southern district of new York. Detainees should in the next few hours to appear before a judge the first time. As a rule, in the United States is the first court session is purely formal in nature and lasts for a very short time.According to the U.S. government, the arrests were "the result of years of investigation, which was conducted by the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) of the United States, the Prosecutor's office for the southern district of new York and the Department of counterintelligence of the national security service of the Ministry of justice.