MOSCOW | Lawyer: suspected US spy had classified docs on him

22Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MOSCOW — Jan 22, 2019— The lawyer for an American man being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying said Tuesday that classified Russian materials were found on him when he was arrested.

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow at the end of December. The arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for one of the Russians held in the U.S., such as gun rights activist Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to acting as a foreign agent in the U.S.

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