Disgraced Marine Arrested For Spying In Russia: What We Know
The reasons for Paul Whelan's mysterious arrest in Russia has drawn international attention.
CNN reports Russian authorities say the 48-year-old American citizen has been working as a spy.
However, Whelan's family says the Michigan resident visited the country only as a tourist.
A security consultant, Whelan served 14 years in the US Marine Corps Reserve.
Then was discharged for bad conduct in 2008.
Whelan flew to Moscow on December 22 to attend the wedding of a fellow former US service member and a Russian woman.
He was acting as a tour guide for other wedding guests who had not visited Russia previously.
Whelan had spent time with the wedding party at the Kremlin before his arrest.