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Jan 01, 2019 - Philadelphia Inquirer

U.S. citizen arrested on spying charge

An American citizen has been arrested in Moscow on suspicion of espionage, Russia's domestic security service, the FSB, said on Monday.

The agency identified the man as Paul Whelan. A criminal case has been opened against him.

The U.S. State Department said it had been notified of an American citizen's detention by Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs but could not confirm the name or provide more details, citing privacy considerations.

By Russian law, foreigners found guilty of spying on Russia face between 10 and 20 years in pri...