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Russia Detains, Expels U.S. Embassy Diplomat Over Spying Claim

Russia Detains, Expels U.S. Embassy Diplomat Over Spying Claim

Russia detained U.S. Embassy Diplomat Ryan C. Fogle on the night of May 13; they have since expelled him from the country over accusations that he is a CIA intelligence officer.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Fogle was “released to U.S. diplomats.” Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) claims he tried to recruit a member of a Russia anti-terror team whose job was fighting Islamic terrorism.

The Russian anti-terror agent claimed Fogle offered him $130,000 to take part in a job, the details of which have not been released.

According the FSB, when they detained Fogle on Monday night he was “wearing a wig” and “carrying special technical equipment.” They said he also had “a large sum” of cash with him.

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