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Ex-spy in Germany accused of spying for the United States and Russia

on Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:34 pm
German prosecutors filed a former employee of the German intelligence Marcus R. formally charged with treason and espionage in the United States and Russia.

The ex-agent, whose name has not been named, also accused of violating state and official secrets and taking bribes.

According to reports, in 2008, working in foreign intelligence in Germany (BND), he offered his services to the CIA and handed over to the Americans more than 200 classified documents in exchange for a total of not less than 95 thousand euros.

Shortly before his arrest in 2014, he made a similar proposal to representatives of the Russian intelligence service, who worked undercover in the Russian consulate in Munich. He was going to give them three documents

prosecutors say.

Marcus R. arrest coincided with the scandal of wiretapping of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, the US National Security Agency.

Information about the espionage activities of Marcus R. prompted German authorities to require the withdrawal of a resident of Washington by the CIA in Berlin.

Ex-CIA agent handed a list of all employees of the BND abroad, transcripts of telephone conversations, the draft strategy for counterintelligence activities in Germany and other data.

He faces up to 15 years in prison. In Russian
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