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Russia Arrests U.S. Citizen on Spying Charges

Dec 31, 2018 - Slate Magazine

Russia's domestic security agency said it had detained an American citizen suspected of spying in Moscow. The Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the successor to the KGB, said Monday it had caught Paul Whelan "while carrying out an act of espionage" on Friday and criminal charges were filed. Whelan faces between 10 and 20 years behind bars if he is found guilty.

No other information was revealed about Whelan or what the "act of espionage" involved but the arrest comes at a time of pa...