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Russian ex-policeman sentenced to 13 years in jail for passing classified data to CIA

November 12, 2015, 11:56 UTC+3
The FBS said Chistov had pleaded guilty, confirming the fact of having been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency as well as having passed information about the Interior Ministry activity
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MOSCOW, November 12./TASS/. A Moscow region court has sentenced former police officer Yevgeny Chistov to 13 years in prison for passing classified information to the CIA, the public relations center of the Federal Security Service (FSB, former KGB) told TASS.

"It was established that being in the service at the Russian Interior Ministry, in 2011 Chistov initiated contacts with the US CIA,guided by mercenary motives," it said.

"Being recruited by American intelligence and fulfilling its tasks, he was for three years gathering information available to him at service, including state secrets, and leaking it abroad for monetary reward," it added.

The FBS said Chistov had pleaded guilty, confirming the fact of having been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency as well as having passed information about the Interior Ministry activity.

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