How pretty women ‘snared’ spy suspect

Friday - 04/01/2019 04:51
Russia has revealed how it grew suspicious of a US man, who authorities have now charged as a spy, after he befriended several men and ignored attractive women.

A retired US Marine has been charged with espionage by Russian authorities after he received a flash drive containing a list of “secret” employees of a Russian agency. 

Paul Whelan was flagged by Vladimir Putin’s Federal Security Service (FSB) after he made multiple visits to Russia, where he claimed he went to have “fun”.

Paul Whelan was arrested in Russia accused of being a US spy. Picture: Supplied
Paul Whelan was arrested in Russia accused of being a US spy. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Suspicions arose when the 48-year-old appeared to “shun pretty women” while on a trip to Moscow, choosing instead to strike up a conversation with men who might have been in possession of confidential information,Russian news outlet Rosbalt reported.

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