U.S. Says Russian Spy Ring Sought NYSE, Sanction Secrets

January 27, 2015 3:10 AM

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Three Russians charged by the U.S. with espionage allegedly sought secrets tied to the New York Stock Exchange and U.S. economic sanctions on Russia, even while one bemoaned his tedious job’s lack of a James Bond flair.

The U.S. investigation of the alleged spy ring started within months of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s June 2010 arrest of 10 Russian agents dubbed the “Illegals,” who had been on “deep cover” assignments, some living in the U.S. for as long as a decade. That year, each of the 10 pleaded guil...

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