The stuff of cheap thrillers, this one:
That’s from this complaint – part of a fast-developing spy story, allegedly involving various Russians, some of whom are said to have been operating under Irish names.
Ten individuals were arrested on Sunday for supposedly carrying out “long-term, ‘deep-cover’ assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation,” according to the US Department of Justice. A key figure — one “Christopher R. Metsos” — remains at large.
And the allegations go way, way beyond the yellow metal – SALT talks, Afghanistan, Iran’s nuclear programme, you name it.
And then there’s this:
Ten People Arrested For Allegedly Spying For Russia – Talking Points Memo (includes court filings)