Russian Jailed as US Spy

Found guilty of sending classified maps to the Pentagon
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2010 5:35 AM CDT
Analysts say the case, with its echoes of the Cold War is likely to embarrass both the Kremlin and the US.   (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

(Newser) – A Russian national accused of spying for the US has been sentenced to 4 years in jail by a Moscow court. Security service officials say Gregory Sipachev sent classified military maps over the Internet to the Pentagon's in-house intelligence service, the BBC reports. The court said Sipachev, whose occupation was not disclosed, received a lighter sentence in return for co-operating with the investigation and identifying other people putting Russia's security at risk. US officials haven't commented on the case.

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