Foxy Spy May Spill All

Maybe able, willing to sell story to UK tabloid
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 3:59 AM CDT
FILE - This undated file image taken from the Russian social networking website "Odnoklassniki", or Classmates, shows a woman journalists have identified as Anna Chapman.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Russian spy Anna Chapman's plea bargain agreement, which bans her from cashing in on her story, may only be enforceable on US soil, meaning Chapman could make a fortune selling her story, complete with pictures, to a British tabloid—a possibility Chapman may be considering, her lawyer tells Newsweek. Chapman is worried about money now that her arrest has pulled the plug on her real estate business, the lawyer said.

One London paper has already published topless photos of Chapman, apparently from her British ex-husband, and many others are apparently interested in her story. A London tabloid vet said the pictures he's seen of Chapman so far have been "very good" and there's "nothing to stop anyone trying to do a deal with her" for her story. Chapman's lawyer says her "view at the time of her departure from the US was that perhaps she would just be better off trying to reestablish her business in a way that doesn't challenge" the agreement, but that "could change in the future." (Read more Anna Chapman stories.)

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