Monday, June 27, 2011

Russian Colonel Convicted of Giving Up Spies to US Officials

A military court in Moscow convicted Colonel Alexander Poteyev of high treason and desertion today and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.  Poteyev was not present at the closed court, as officials believe he is hiding in the US.  Former Russian spies who lived undetected in the US for years before their discovery last summer, including Anna Chapman, have pointed the finger at Poteyev as the only individual who could have revealed the spy ring.

Our previous coverage is here.