Feds Charge Three in Alleged Russian Spy Ring
Federal authorities announced charges Monday against three Russian nationals, accused of spying on behalf of their government and attempting to recruit New York City residents as intelligence sources in the USA.
One of the three, Evgeny Buryakov, was arrested in the Bronx. Prosecutors said the two others, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy, are no longer in the country.
Buryakov, 39, accused of being an agent of the Russian intelligence service known as the SVR, allegedly posed as a representative of a Russian bank in Manhattan. Sporyshev, 40, and Podobnyy, 27, allegedly operated as a Russian trade representative and a Russian government attaché to the United Nations, respectively.