WASHINGTON – Ten people have been arrested for allegedly serving as secret agents of the Russian government with the goal of penetrating U.S. government policymaking circles .
The Justice Department announced the arrests Monday.
According to court papers in the case, the U.S. government intercepted a message from Russian intelligence headquarters in Moscow to two of the defendants. The message states that their main mission is “to search and develop ties in policymaking circles in US” and send intelligence reports.
Two of their targets included a former legislative counsel for Congress and a “Prominent NY-based financier who is active in politics”.
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