American Citizen Accused of Espionage, Detained in Russia: Report
An American citizen is reportedly being detained in Russia after he is accused of spying.????According to Reuters… The domestic security service agency in Russia arrested the American in Moscow.????BBC News reports… the man, identified as Paul Whelan, is allegedly being charged with espionage and could face up to 20 years in prison.
????According to multiple reports… the man was arrested on December 28th.????((VO-Video Blocks/Reuters))????This comes after the alleged Russian spy Maria Butina... stuck a deal with prosecutors earlier this month… pleading guilty to conspiracy… after she allegedly tried to influence American politicians.????Butina faces prison time and could be deported.
The lawyer for an American man being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said on Tuesday that his client was given a flash drive containing Russian "state secrets" before he was arrested, but did not..