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US Busts Alleged Russian Spy Ring In Manhattan

Federal prosecutors in New York charged three men in an alleged Russian spy ring centered in Manhattan and the Bronx, according to a Jan. 23 complaint unsealed today by the office of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. According to CNN's Shimon Prokupecz, Evgeny Buryakov, working with others, was trying to recruit NYC residents as intelligence sources for the Russian Federation.

Just In: FBI in New York has arrested a man for acting as a Russian Spy collecting Intel in the Bronx and Manhattan.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro)

Just in: FBI arrests Russian spy in the Bronx who was part of ring attempting to collect economic intelligence & recruit

residents

— FBI New York (@NewYorkFBI)

While pure speculation, this gentleman - a New York-based Russian banker with the same name - appears to be the recruiter...