10 Russian Spies Arrested in U.S. By FBI

Ten alleged Russian spies have been arrested in the United States, the result of a multi-year investigation in four states, the FBI said Monday. Eight of the 10 arrested were “carrying out long-term, ‘deep-cover’ assignments” the FBI said, while two had lesser roles in the Russian intelligence program. The arrests took place Sunday in Montclair, N.J., Yonkers, N.Y., Manhattan, Boston and Arlington, Va.

A criminal complaints in the case states that the defendants had an overarching goal of becoming highly “Americanized” so as to be able to freely gather intelligence in the U.S. and to “recruit sources who are I, or are able to infiltrate United States policy-making circles.”

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