Posts Tagged ‘cia’

May 2013

CIA Spy Caught in Recruitment Sting, Russia Says


Russian operatives caught a CIA agent trying to recruit a member of the special services in Moscow with a promise to pay as much as $1 million a year for information, the Federal Security Service said.

The spy, identified as Ryan Christopher Fogle, worked undercover as the third secretary of the political section of the U.S. embassy, the FSB, as the main successor to the Soviet-era KGB is known in Russian, said on its website today.

The man the FSB identified as Fogle was detained last night in a sting operation that included video footage and photographs that were later distributed to media outlets and broadcast on state television. Fogle was returned to the embassy today, an on-duty FSB officer said by phone.

One photo shows the contents of the backpack the FSB said Fogle was carrying at the time of his arrest neatly arrayed on a table, including dark and light wigs, sunglasses, a compass, a map of Moscow, two knives, a notepad, a microphone, a plastic cigarette lighter and an RFID shield.

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