- Three men accused of spying for Russia
- Russian government has so far declined to comment
This article originally appeared at Zero Hedge
Federal prosecutors in New York charged three men in an alleged Russian spy ring centered in Manhattan and the Bronx, according to a Jan. 23 complaint unsealed today by the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. According to CNN's Shimon Prokupecz, Evgeny Buryakov, working with Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy, was trying to recruit NYC residents as intelligence sources for the Russian Federation.
Just In: FBI in New York has arrested a man for acting as a Russian Spy collecting Intel in the Bronx and Manhattan.— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) 26 января 2015
Just in: FBI arrests Russian spy in the Bronx who was part of ring attempting to collect economic intelligence & recruit #NYC residents— FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI) 26 января 2015
The 3 men charged with spying for #Russia in New York are Evgeny Buyakov, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy— Conflict News (@rConflictNews) 26 января 2015
While pure speculation, this gentleman - a New York-based Russian banker with the same name - appears to be the recruiter...