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Poteyev Treason Verdict Upheld

Published: August 10, 2011 (Issue # 1669)


TheSupreme Court upheld onTuesday theverdict fora former intelligence colonel sentenced inabsentia oncharges ofbetraying U.S.-based Russian sleeper agents last year, RIA-Novosti reported.

Alexander Poteyev was given 25 years inprison ontreason anddesertion charges bya Moscow district military court inJune. He was also stripped ofhis rank andhis state awards.

Poteyev is accused ofidentifying 10 agents ofthe Foreign Intelligence Service tothe Americans. Theagents pleaded guilty andwere returned toRussia last summer ina spy swap.

Lawyers forPoteyev, who investigators say fled tothe United States not long before theagents were exposed, contested theJune ruling, admitting that proof ofhis guilt was undeniable but asking toslash thesentence andreturn his medals, RIA-Novosti reported.





 


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