Russian Spy Pleads Guilty, Walked Into FBI 'Trap'

Russian Spy Pleads Guilty, Walked Into FBI 'Trap'A Russian spy, who posed as a banker in New York City, today pleaded guilty to espionage-related charges after court documents revealed Russia’s top intelligence service waltzed into an FBI “trap”. In a case that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said sounds “like a plotline from a Cold War-era movie,” Evgeny Buryakov was arrested last year and accused of working as a “non-official cover” officer for Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as SVR, at a Russian bank in midtown Manhattan. A “non-official cover” agent generally refers to an espionage agent working in a foreign nation as a private citizen — without the protection of diplomatic immunity they would enjoy if they were hiding behind another government job.

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