Russia Has Arrested a U.S. Diplomat It Swears Is a CIA Spy

By Dashiell Bennett

May 14, 2013

Russian security forces have arrested an employee at the American embassy in Moscow, accusing him of recruiting spies for the CIA. The man was identified as Ryan Christopher Fogle, who was officially in Russia to serve as a secretary at the U.S. embassy. The Federal Security Service told RT that Fogle was arrested with "special technical equipment," large sums of money, disguises, and a letter intended for a Russian citizen who was being recruited to sell secrets to the United States.

The FSB released pictures of Fogle's arrest, as well photos of the evidence that they've listed against him. The letter offers $1 million a year to a contact if they agree to give information over to the Americans. It also instructs the source on how to contact the CIA without being traced (using Gmail, of course).

U.S. officials have been silent so far on the matter, but the American ambassador, Michael McFaul, has reportedly been summoned to the Foreign Ministry to discuss the incident. Fogle was reportedly handed back to the U.S. mission after being processed by Russian authorities. 

Read the full story on The Atlantic Wire. 


By Dashiell Bennett

May 14, 2013

http://www.govexec.com/defense/2013/05/russia-has-arrested-us-diplomat-it-swears-cia-spy/63149/