Cold War Still On? Banker, Two Diplomats Charged As Russian Spies in N.Y.

January 26, 2015 9:57 PM

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A banker and two diplomats were charged Monday with spying for the Russian government in the New York area, using coded messages and secret handoffs to gather intelligence and send it back home.

Evgeny Buryakov, who worked in a Manhattan bank, was arrested in the Bronx and was set to appear in federal court. His alleged confederates, trade representative Igor Sporyshev and United Nations attache Victor Podobnyy, are no longer in the U.S. and were protected by diplomatic immunity.

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